The hot weather of summer has hit, and my kitchen is not air conditioned. This means that I’m not doing a whole lot of cooking in my kitchen. My summer recipes use the grill, the crockpot, the microwave… anything to avoid the stove or oven! If I am using the stove, it’s for the shortest amount of time possible, making something that’s easy to do a double batch & that freezes well. I also try to make things that either use up the remnants of the previous year’s home-canned stuff or uses up veg harvested from the garden.
Sloppy Joes fit the bill!
So I don’t have my own recipe to share with you this week. I had grand plans, but life happened. So, instead of giving you one of my own recipes, I am going to direct you to a recipe on a friend’s blog:
Nicole’s Visions- Tomato Ketchup
(You might recognize her name from that gorgeous nature photo I posted a couple of months back, with the lake and the stone bench.)
She tried the recipe for ketchup and gave it a good review, and I am planning on making it in the coming weeks, using some of the tomato paste I canned during last summer’s tomato glut. I’ll be turning the paste into ketchup, and then turning the ketchup into homemade BBQ sauce!
And if y’all are reeeeal nice, I might just share my Sweet n Sassy BBQ Sauce recipe with you at some point in the future! Hope you’re having a great week!
**edited to make the link actually show up!