What To Do With Too Many Tomatoes

Can you really have too many tomatoes?

The take over begins . . .
The take over begins . . .

You start by making 50 quarts of canned crushed tomatoes at midnight with guests and wine. Impress these same guests with  25 jars of cherry tomato salsa and a weird cherry tomato/caramelized onion sauce for hot dogs. (Have kid guests pick the cherry tomatoes since they still think it’s fun). Dehydrate a ton on them (sun-dried). The dehydrator makes a loud whirring noise for hours and hours. The feeling of relief when you finally turn it off is amazing.

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Then with the not-so-great tomatoes left over when the blight sets in on the plants have a party with your animals (note Nala the big white dog was NOT invited).

Daphne being protective of her fruit.
Daphne being protective of her fruit.
Being more than protective--bordering on greedy.
Being more than protective–bordering on greedy.
But the chickens are persistent and win the day.
But the chickens are persistent and win the day.

Poor Nala.

 

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2 thoughts on “What To Do With Too Many Tomatoes

  1. After making 90 qts of slow cooked tomato sauce with a better-than-expected harvest I started looking for people willing to just take them off my hands with the promise of giving the extra tomatoes a good home. I don’t own goats or chickens…but wish I had thought of dehydrating – what a great idea!

    1. My tomato plants grew like crazy this summer, but in the last few weeks the plants went down hill so I thought I wouldn’t get much, but here I am still with more tomatoes on the counter and in the basement 🙂 A happy bounty with not too many green tomatoes. I tried making a green tomato salsa last year but it was disgusting!

      Have fun enjoying your sauce, Steve!

      Adrienne

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