Every Bit Counts Challenge/ Garden Update

Today I am frustrated and tired.  This entire week, I have spent 3/4 of the day in the kitchen.  It feels like that means 8 or more hours a day. I realize this is probably not the reality but that is what I am feeling.   I have really been focused on making ahead lots of things for the school year.
I also have started working with sour dough. We absolutely LOVE the sour dough bagels so I now want to have 100 bagels in the freezer.  This is alot of upfront work.  I have even had to order an additional 50 pounds of flour.

In addition, this week the tomato have started to come in.  We have been harvesting approximately 4 to 8 pounds of tomato a day. This is exciting and exactly what I had hoped for but it is also a very busy and time-consuming process.

Now to the every bit counts challenge, this is a challenge that occurs in August. The idea is that you do something every day to preserve food.   I actually have been working on this most of the summer. I am hoping to actually report on what I am doing for the month of August at least one day a week.   When I am in Florida of course I will not be doing anything.

Monday- Salsa: canned 8.5 pints and one jar of eating right now!
Tuesday- ! loaf of sour dough in the freezer and attempted bagels for the first time.
Wednesday- Double batch of spaghetti sauce- 6 bags
Thursday- Single batch of spaghetti sauce and 16 bagels in the freezer.

Off to make another batch of bagels!


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