Yesterday, Nov. 9th, I finished my last batch of salsa. I have not seen my stove clean or my kitchen counters for a few weeks. I didn't want to put everything away until I was all done. This year I got my tomatoes very late, I think everyone else was done canning. I had almost thought that this year there would be no salsa, but the person I get my tomatoes from called and said he had them ready. He had a very late ripening time. Our weather had been cold, hot, cold, and so on. Not the best kinda weather for tomatoes.
My recipe for salsa starts out with 35 cups of tomatoes, so when I say I made 3 batches, I mean big batches. Last night when I heard the ping of the last jar, it was such a moment. Done. I even enjoyed cleaning my stove and counters. I was happy about a job well done and that it was over. I love getting my salsa out all winter long and I use it in everything. When I make my homemade chicken soup I add a jar, chili, scrambled eggs, usually any soups I add some salsa to it. It gives it a little extra zing.
I am happy it is over. Enjoy your day