This year my tomato plants are very prolific. Everyday we get lots and lots of them. Even with the wildlife (squirrels and rats) eating well, we are able to salvage quite a few. These are the ones from yesterday.
There is really no way we can eat all the tomatoes that are coming off the vines. I didn’t want to waste any so I started preparing them to freeze. Later this winter I can make some really yummy spaghetti sauce with them.
First I wash the tomatoes and pull out the stems. Then I place them in boiling water for about 2 minutes (until the skins start to split). After the skins split, they go into a bath of ice water.
Once the tomatoes are cool enough to handle, the skins slip right off them. I cut out the core and then quarter them and halve the quarters. That is what you see in the above picture.
One bowl of prepared tomatoes makes one bag ready for the freezer to cook up later. Yum!