A brown sack of green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers and chilli peppers, two sacks of eggplants, a bag of red and brown onions, a bag of potatoes, a bag of carrots, a pile of leeks and a twist of garlic. Oh and a genkan full of random shoes and Amy's kinder hat to round out the still life.
2. The next morning:
The tomatoes are out of the fridge/ freezer, the potatoes and carrots are peeled and chopped, the apples and all the peppers are deseeded and chopped, the celery and leeks are washed and chopped, the basil has been picked and bagged, all the spices and flavourings have been boxed up, the kinder hat is gone and the shoe still life is looking less random- with the exception of the kindy-sandal singles party going on there. Nothing has happened to the eggplants as they oxidise and turn a horrible colour so we'll peel them right before we use them.
3. The sauce
Ok, I kind of skipped over 8 hours of peeling and chopping and boiling and stirring and blending and mixing and chopping and more boiling and way more mixing and sterilising and bottling and lidding and boxing and endless wiping down and washing and cleaning but yup, 364 bottles of tomato sauce.
That's one a day with a break for Christmas.
Nahhh, we'd already given away 72 jars before we even left the centre. Yeah! Let the returning of favours begin.
Oh and I went and checked and yup- genkan's still a mess. Oh well, can't do everything, right?