In the morning, I cooked down all of the ripe tomatoes and made 2 quarts of tomato juice. It was chilled, and hopefully I'll be able to find room in one of the freezers to save it for canning another day. I'd like to have at least 4 quarts of juice before I bring out the canner for processing it.
Then I went out to the garden to see what needed immediate harvesting. Oh, dear! You all know how Mr. Granny hates broccoli. So I picked some of these............
And I turned them into this.......
And if Mr. Granny wants some, first he'll have to eat a big helping of...........
Mr. Granny ate his broccoli. He knows when I mean business! ;-)
Oh you are too cruel. I always wonder though. How can anyone hate broccoli. Yum.ReplyDelete
Daphne, bribery, blackmail, whatever it takes. He's already been informed. I have barbecued ribs, cheesy scalloped potatoes, broccoli in garlic butter, cucumbers and tomatoes and strawberry rhubarb pie. He eats the broccoli, or he gets to eat nothing at all. I'm a stubborn woman.Delete
Oh, you are so mean! Haha Poor Mr. Granny! That pie sure looks good. Worth eating broccoli even if he doesn't like it! I am glad you posted about freezing your juice till you got enough to can. I wondered if one could do that. Thanks! NancyReplyDelete
Sure you can, Nancy. When you have enough to can, just heat it back up to boiling, then be sure to add your lemon juice or citric acid to the jars before you fill them.Delete
Oh, the pie was excellent! He said it was worth eating broccoli to get a slice of it.
Now we know how awesome your cooking is if he eats something he doesn't like for pie! Great job!ReplyDelete
Sue, it had a pure butter crust :-DDelete
I love it! Good for a little gentle arm-twisting to get Mr. Granny to eat right! I have the opposite problem, I'm married to Mr. Health-conscious and have to urge him to live a little with things like pie. Yours looks awesomely good.ReplyDelete
Oh, Nutmeg, I'll trade you husbands! I'm Mrs. Health-conscious, and I have to give in and occasionally make desserts and white bread to keep Mr. G happy! He had two slices of that pie before I put the rest of it in the freezer...in single serving sizes! I've made the pie, the bread and the zucchini bread all in the same week. And I've been just as bad to eat them as he has. And they were good. This.Must.Stop.Delete
Oh that pie! I'm salivating. No wonder he ate his broccoli. I wouldn't mess with you and that kind of threat either. :) But I actually love broccoli and can eat an entire bag of it by myself.ReplyDelete
Langela, I don't know why anybody would NOT like fresh from the garden broccoli. It doesn't even come close to tasting the same as broccoli from the grocery store freezer case.Delete
From the looks of that pie, along with BBQ and cheesy potatoes, wow...I like broccoli, but that spread might even convince me to eat brussels sprouts (they are my yuchhh food).ReplyDelete
Ray, it's a good thing I've never been able to grow Brussels sprouts (aphids devour them here), because they are one of my "yuchhh foods" too! The few I harvested last year, before the aphid invasion, were tolerable when pan roasted in a dab of butter, but nothing I would look forward to eating often.Delete
HAHAHA! Bribery at it's best! Our whole family adores broccoli so there is no problem there. Funny thing is that I really don't like pie at all. Everyone else does though. ;-)ReplyDelete
Barbie, my kids and grandkids all love broccoli! I guess they take after me, LOL. I love pie. And home baked cookies. And white bread straight from the oven. I have no willpower over them, so I just don't have them around very often. Except the white bread, which is the only kind Mr. G will eat. At least the bread only tempts me on baking day, after which I go back to my store bought multi-grain bread.Delete
I wish it were that easy to turn harvests from fresh picked to freshly baked:). Your pie looks yum! For me, harvesting is day 's work :)ReplyDelete
Random, when it's 94F in the shade, harvesting is about 15 minutes at a time, between glasses of iced tea!Delete
Oooh that looks delicious. Mmmm pies!ReplyDelete
Oh, it was, Meems! Unfortunately, I had to eat really, really light yesterday to make up for it, LOL! It's hard for me to resist pie or home baked cookies, so I have to have one serving, then get leftovers in the freezer and out of sight fast!Delete