It was cold this weekend so the hubs and I did a bit of canning to stock the shelves and clean out the freezer.
First I made some homemade bread crumbs. Both of us dislike the heels of bread so I dried them and stored them until I had a good supply then I put them in the food processor and pulsed until I got the crumb size I wanted then vacuum sealed them with my Food Saver and the regular mouth jar sealer attachment.
Two Quarts of Bread Crumbs, cost $0 since they would have been thrown out or given to the birds.
I never bought bread crumbs from the store for recipes and would have to improvise by toasting bread now I always have them on hand.
Next I made Brown Sugar.
Just 5 cups of white sugar and Molasses to taste. Into the Kitchen Aid it goes and just let it go adding molasses until well mixed. Takes about 15 to 20 minutes and your done. More cost effective than the store especially if you already buy your sugar by the 25 pound bag.
I store mine in a vintage Ball canning jar.
We finished the evening by getting all the frozen tomatoes we had juiced in 2016, 5 gallon zip locks worth, along with onion, bell pepper and celery plus two #10 cans of tomato sauce and one #10 can of tomato paste and made ......
21 quarts of Spaghetti Sauce. In our opinion, so much better than store bought.
The Bell Pepper, Tomatoes, Parsley and Oregano we used all came from our garden, I'll have to start more herbs this year to keep up our supply.
That's it for now, so until next post .......
Take Care Everyone