For the last few mornings I've gotten up and made my way to my kitchen only to be faced with three large bowls of tomatoes.
Every day Husband asks me, "Are you going to take care of the tomatoes today?"
I go through my mental list of to-do's and say, "I don't know...depends on how things go."
The bowls of green tomatoes have me less worried than that bowl of red ones. The green ones will take a couple of days to ripen but the red one wants taking care of now.
I have contemplated inviting my dear, pregnant friend over, who currently is having tomato cravings and sitting her down with the bowl and letting her have at it.
This afternoon there will also be grapes and Granny Smith apples joining the entourage of produce.
Now don't get me wrong. I am in no way complaining about my good fortune. I know that later this winter I will be ever so grateful for the "free" produce sitting in lovely jars in my pantry. It's just the energy I know it will require to get it all into those jars AND trying to do school with the kiddos as well.
I think it's the combination of the two, canning and schooling, that I'm finding daunting.
We are also going to celebrate my Father-in-law's 80th birthday this weekend. So that means Saturday is shot as is Sunday. (We will be traveling 8 hours to his home, thank God that gas prices have gone down some this week.)
So here is what I think I will do. We will be traveling home on Monday. I think we will have a "recovery" day on Tuesday and I'll get some of that produce taken care of and then back to school on Wednesday.
Yes...I think that is what I will do.
Thanks so much for coming by and listening to be babble about my tomatoes.