Think I'm in trouble???
Now you know how much I like to call myself idiot...Today I get a capital I...
I had three layers of towels underneath my jars and it still happened! I did the same thing two years ago on a smaller scale. Which is why I now have a piece of countertop that I place on my table. But for big jobs, it isn't enough. Last year we brought in an old table and set it up in the kitchen. With the addition of the pantry however, there was no room for the table this year and I don't have more countertop pieces to lay around...Sloppy Canner = Idiot!
Speaking of Sloppy, we cracked open a jar of the Sloppy Joe that my girlfriend Heather and I schemed up. It got the thumbs up from Pig Pen and LLL. I pulled a fast one on my brother Donnie and let him try it with just the notion that it was homemade, not homemade and canned. He said it was "excellent"! So I thought I would share it with you!
6 Qts Tomato Sauce (I used mine straight from the Garden) Set Sauce aside for now.
Start off with:
4 Green Peppers
8 Celery Stalks
1 C Apple Cider Vinegar
Once it Carmelizes, add:
3 T of Ground Mustard
4 Dash of Worcestershire
Cook down a bit and allow to incorporate, it sort of looked thicker at this point.
Add mixture to your Tomato Sauce and cook down to desired consistency.
Yielded 6.5 pints which would also of course depend on how long you cooked it down.
Jar it up with hot lids and rims, HWB for 15 Minutes
When I cooked it last night, I used 1.5 lbs of burger seasoned to taste and browned, added the sauce and then simmered it for about a half an hour.
Ok, back to putting my kitchen in order...Harvesting the Honey tonight! The Coop Pictures will wait for another day I suppose!