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    Tuesday, September 09, 2008

    Veggie Tales

    Many of you may or may not know of my fear of veggies. One type in particular. I am very afraid of raw tomatoes. Raw tomatoes are the bane of my existence. Okay, I may be exaggerating a little here, but it's mostly for effect, so cut me some slack. But seriously, they frighten me. The smell, the texture, the feel, it all just makes me cringe, and gag a little.

    Yesterday we (neighbor Kate and FFU* Noel) decided to take the entire bushel of tomatoes I bought and make Mom's salsa. I needed their help, mostly to deal with the raw tomatoes. But due to kid issues, running to and from school, naps, and pooping, I ended up having to deal with the tomatoes for a time. I came to one conclusion: they look like testicles. You may realize this is the second time in about a month that I've referenced testicles. Maybe I'm obsessed (Sugar Daddy wishes!) or maybe I just have a sick mind. Let's just say I'm not obsessed, so make your own assumptions.


    So we went from these beauties

    To these beauties in only 8 short hours. Granted, there are these couple of dozen, and the other few dozen Noel and Kate took. But how cute are these jars? I just fell in love with them as soon as I saw them. I drove an hour each way to get them, and they were worth every penny. They are made by Weck, and the clips just did it for me. I think Sugar Daddy was a little miffed at the cost, but what the hay, it was worth it.


    And after all that work, we all felt like this. Poor G, she was just done. She literally fell asleep where she was playing. Poor little thing. She slept here on the kitchen floor for over an hour while I closed up all the jars. Honestly, it was kind of nice to not have her tugging at my pants and pulling them down. Apparently she was a little sleepy. Plus, she didn't feel good. Obviously.

    So now it's chips and salsa all around. And fajitas. And tacos. And enchiladas. And anything else you can pour home made salsa over. Yummy.

    *FFU- Friend From Utah. Noel and I knew of eachother in High School, but weren't close friends. She was a year older than I. At our first week in our new Ward here, she tracked me down, and ever since then we've been fast friends. The Lord definitely works in mysterious ways.

    17 Response(s):

    Rachel Bingham said...

    Wow, I am impressed! Homade Salsa! Yummmmm. I don't know how to do any of that kind of stuff. The jars look so pretty!

    amy k said...

    Looks yummy! I like the jars too, worth the cost. :)

    LuVera said...

    Way to go Keli!

    Lisa said...

    Yummy! That makes my mouth water just looking at the picture. If you were still my neighbor I would be begging for some. Maybe some day I will learn how to make and can this kind of stuff. You really are a cute mormon mommy!

    Jill Johnson said...

    How do you know if those jars sealed? I guess you will know in a couple months one way or another. They are darling. Good job!!

    Kalli Ko said...

    he certainly does! way to stay connected with your mama, and overcome your veggie fear all at the same time. Go you!

    ClistyB said...

    see thats your problem....you revealed the true cost to Sugar Daddy. tsk tsk
    Looks like G threw up a smidge in the picture!!!! hah!

    Laura said...

    Mmm yummy! Super cute jars! Looks like the sweat shops run in your family.

    Shar said...

    Even if they do look like testicles, I could eat that entire bowl of tomatoes in 5 minutes flat!

    The salsa looks so good and I LOVE the jars. Even if your hubby doesn't think so, totally worth the drive and the extra money. They are awesome!

    And I think you should put the recipe on your blog if it's not super top secret!

    Shayna said...

    yummy!! I'm way to lazy to create a project like that for myself. Good Job!!

    nikkipicky said...

    Why is it in the pictures the tomatoes and salsa look vibrant red. I don't believe my tomatoes look that color.

    As cute as the jars are, Baby on the floor asleep is cuter. I love bizarre sleep pictures.

    grannybabs said...

    Those jars are very cute - thanks for sharing.

    And I have never liked tomatoes - although I always fix them for my family - who love them. (But I don't think they appreciate my sacrifice!)

    Sara said...

    Keli,
    You are hilarious! I love reading your posts!! Thumbs up on the jars...first thing I noticed...super cute! And...I like your Pancreatic Cancer Awareness pic that comes up on your comment~very cool! I am planning on running a marathon in January and raising money. I'm gonna get some purple Pancreatic Cancer Awareness shirts made for it! I get so frustrated that it's research is so underfunded and reading your "Funky Funk" post, I hear you are too! It is good to get angry...that is when change happens!
    Hang in there,
    Sara
    (I don't know if you would be interested in reading, but a woman in my sister's ward was just diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and her family started a blog just recently... jamierohner.blogspot.com

    Lacey Fay Cottrell said...

    AWESOME!! You are definitely right those bottles are so cool!! I love how tall they all look! I commend you on all your hard work!! Call me a slacker my bottles are still in my basement storing only dust for the time being. I am waiting for an awesome deal on produce to plung into canning. he he he

    Amber said...

    Ok, now you can't throw around any more "molly mormon" comments dude. That is awesome. and as a mother of 2 sons (and wife of 1 husband) I will say that peeled tomatoes DO slightly resemble testicles. YUCK

    Kelli said...

    Ohhh! poor G! That is the cutest thing. And good job on the salsa!

    Stacy O said...

    Mmm, that salsa looks amazing. Pretty sure I could live on salsa, chips and diet coke.

    And I will never look at those tomatoes the same again.