Friday, September 25, 2009

WHY A PERSON SHOULDN'T WATCH "STARGATE" WHILE USING THE PRESSURE CANNER!

This is the pressure canner.
This is the dial on the pressure canner. See that black zone-- also know as the blow-up-all-over-the-kitchen zone? That is where the pressure got to as I zoned out, watching a "Stargate" episode that I had already seen!

Luckily, I got to the canner before the kitchen was decorated in tomato goo.And look at this. (They really don't show as impressive as they were.) These tomatoes are between 4 1/2 and 5 inches across and are fat too--that part doesn't show. Phil is a marvelous gardener, don't you think?And then, just for your viewing pleasure, this is a spot on the front of the stove that defies cleaning. I think it's hair dye. I hope this photo makes your feel wonderful about your own kitchen cleaning abilities. Okay, hopefully I'm finished with the tomato photos unless I actually do blow things to smithereens on Monday and then I will surely post those photos. And cry a lot.

13 comments:

Shawn said...

Your big silver thing scares me! Another good reason to not put up anything....

But those tomatoes made my mouth water----Huzzah to your hubby!!!

Mrsupole said...

I am anxiously awaiting the new Stargate Universe that starts on Friday October 2. Yea!!! I can totally understand your getting engrossed in the show, even the reruns are great. I cannot believe it has been so long since Stargate Atlantis ended. I wish all the Stargates could go on and on and on.

Plus those are some great looking tomatoes. Next year I am gonna plant regular sized tomato plants instead of just the cherry tomato plants. We have gotten hundreds of cherry tomatoes and because I have not thought about canning them I am ashamed to say that some have gone to waste. But most have been shared with others, who have enjoyed them greatly.

God bless.

Michael Rawluk said...

All I can say is Pressure Cookers scare the crap out of me. Who invented them? Someone with a death wish?

Lorraine said...

I'm with Shawn here, that thing scares me..and no worries my kitchen and bathroom for that matter look much worse. Did I say I love you? and your posts, everyday...soothes me and scares me a little bit with your awesomeness in the kitchen

Mental P Mama said...

Beautiful 'maters! And, um, I'll bite: how did hair dye get on the stove?

Shan said...

What kind of yumminess do you make with millions of jars of tomatoes?

Mom2BJM(Amy) said...

I'm questioning same as MPM?? What were you doing dye-ing your hair at the stove?

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I dye my hair in the bathroom and then I wander all over the house, waiting, waiting, waiting. Somehow, I must have smeared some on the stove. I can't think why. Except that my daughter, Hillary uses the kitchen as her hair salon when she cuts our hair so maybe I thought it was the thing to do. I also got some on the bathroom cabinet. Twice. Never done that before. I must be getting old.

I make a fabulous spaghetti sauce with the canned tomatoes. I think it's on my cookbook site. Oops, no it's not. I will put it on soon, maybe even tomorrow.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

to remove the hair dye... this is a secret so shhhhh.... take a a bit of hair dye the next time you color... and use it it will remove it... its something about how it reactivates itself... does the same thing on skin.... my gf who is the beauty school drop out showed me this trick after my hardwood floor got a gob on it...
pressure cookers scared me as a kid my mom canned all the time.
thank you for the web site i will look into it... shes been good as gold 99% OF THE TIME lately... but her crappy attitude sneaks out once in a while.
she told me again this morning that she wont be living here much longer... i said ok... i am not sure what she wants me to say to her... I have given her the tools i have to help and she is hellbent bound and determined to do it her way... i just pray she lives through it all.

Marsha said...

Have you tried a magic eraser on your spot? Not the off brand, the real mccoy? I'd be shocked if it didn't take that spot off for ya.

hillary said...

Leave the spot. It's trendy.

tierneyzan said...

My goodness I want one of those tomatoes on a big yummy tomato sandwich or just sliced with salt! If I were in town, I'd be knocking on your door, believe you me.

Jeremie said...

We got an All American No 7 at a rummage sale. It looks very similar to yours. We did not get any instructions with it and have not been able to find them online. I can only find instructions for the new models which seem different.
Does this model use a weighted gauge? Or does it just use the dial gauge?
Do you have the instruction manual? Any way you could scan it and email it to me? I don't want my wife to get blown up trying to use it. She is anxious to get her food stores under way. Thanks.