You do the right thing.. and give it away! My mom was given a basket of tomatoes and peppers from her baby brother. She took a whopping 3 and left the rest for me. So I did the good daughter thing and took them.. Directly from her place and to my next door neighbors! Thankfully I was able to leave 3/4 of the peppers there-(there is a birthday coming up which means Italian sausage and Peppers...Happy Birthday A!) So I was still left with more then a half dozen peppers and about 10 tomatoes. I washed everything and stared at them for a while. I decided to seed and chop the peppers for my own future crock pot nights. Since I was on a roll I did the same with the bag of onions I had on my counter. Tossed them in with the peppers.
Now onto the tomatoes... I decided that I would cook them down and make some juice to freeze until needed. So I got to work.. chopped them down and gave them a quick run in the food processor. Tossed them in a pot and set them to cook. About 90m later I turned the heat off and let it cool. After dinner I poured into a fine mesh sieve and used a spatula to push all the juice out. I tossed the pulp and grabbed a freezer quart bag to store the juice in. When I went to pour the juice into the bag the bowl slipped out of my hand and almost all the juice went splashing on the counter and floor... I was so pissed I poured the rest down the drain and finished the dishes!
This morning as I was making coffee I noticed gnats... I hate these things.. They make me miserable because they irritate my husband and when he is crabby.. you get it...
So this morning I found myself peeling and slicing softball sized peaches... They are in the freezer to be used when the house is chilly and I feel the desire to bake! Since Pears do not have the same usability the kids will be eating lots of fresh pears today!