Because of my applesauce jars unsealing, I thought I'd freeze my last batches of tomato sauce. I need to know that they aren't going to go bad on me. I've never had trouble with tomatoes, but my confidence is gone.
After simmering my tomatoes yesterday for a good long time, I was ready to put it into bags for freezing. I have one of those bag sealer machines, and I thought I would make a few bags, line a typical jar for sauce so I wouldn't have to measure. Then I planned hold the bag sealer in the air and seal the bag top. How smart is that, right? I mean to lay the liquidy bag on the table would have just spilled everywhere.
Not so smart. Once sealed, I couldn't pull the bag out of the jar because there was no wiggle room for the sauce. I had to slice the top open and try again with a bigger bag. Still no go. Sigh. It just made a mess of my sealer. I ended up putting the tomatoes directly in the jars and freezing them.
Oh well. After all that mess, I thought I'd use up some of my wine-y applesauce to make applesauce oatmeal cookies because I needed something sweet to console myself.
Yummy cookies ready just in time for me to have one from the first batch in the silence of my house, and still warm when the kids run through the door yelling "I'm hungry!!"
They didn't even have time to take off their coats before digging in.
I may not be a smartypants, but I'm not a dummypants either.