September 15, 2011

Freezing tomatoes

It took me less than an hour to get two ice cream pails of tomatoes into the freezer. 

I washed, cored and slit an X on the bottom.


They went into the boiling water for 30-60 seconds just until the skin started to curl like this.


I put them into ice water and was able to slip the skins right off. 


Then I chopped them up and put 2 cups into a ziploc freezer bag.  It’s a good thing I did not have a salsa mix on hand because this pan would not have made it to the freezer.  Freshly chopped garden tomatoes is a delicious smell.  Yum Yum!!IMG_7273 IMG_7277

Super easy way to take care of some extra tomatoes.  These are great for adding to any hotdish, stew, or chili.


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