Thursday, July 24, 2014

Thrifty Thursday: Tomato & Zucchini Salsa & Canning Labels GIVEAWAY

This is my mom's recipe and I often tell people about it when they are looking for either a thick recipe, another way to use up zucchini, or they just want something different to try. The recipe below is the one she gave me, but you cans always make it spicier if you choose. What is thriftier than growing your own food and canning it?!?!

Tomato and Zucchini Salsa
Yields: 13 pints

8 C shredded zucchini
4 C chopped onions
2-3 hot peppers
1 C green peppers
5 T salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 T cumin
1 1/2 T corn starch
2 tsp dry mustard
1 1/2 C vinegar
1 T cayenne
4 dashed hot sauce
1-2 T crushed red pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp black pepper
2 (16oz) cans of tomato paste
10 C peeled tomatoes
1/2 C brown sugar (I have left this out before and it's still very good, if you do not want any sugar)

Combine all in a large slow cooker for several hours. Put in jars and process.

Last month, I told you all about the Lovable Label Canning Labels (go check it out and leave a comment! It gets you a 2 free entries in the giveaway!) and now I have had a chance to use them and let you know what I think of them.

I decided to order the Write-On Labels in the Flower Power Design. I wasn't sure what I was all going to can this year, so I wanted to be able to write on them myself. Plus, when you get the write-on labels you get 45 in a pack which was the most amount labels for the price and I really liked that idea.

You just write on the label with a permanent markers (which can later be washed off with rubbing alcohol so they can be reused). The labels are made of the same high quality material that other Lovable Labels are made of, so they are safe to use in the microwave, dishwasher, freezer and fridge.

So, now it is your turn to try out my recipe above and win some of your own labels. You can get them personalized however you want (as long as it fits on the label) or get write-on ones like I did.

What will you get?


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I was sent the above labels for the purpose of review. No monetary compensation was received. All thoughts, option,s photographs and the above recipe belong to SGBG.


Anonymous said...

I would get the Dotty Dots write on labels. These are so cute!

Jamie said...

I would get the write-on labels and make it a bit more personal. Love these - what a great idea!

latanya t said...

I like the Mayan style labels

Kira said...

I like the cute flower I just have to learn to can and jar.

Angel P. said...

I need this salsa in my life! What a fantastic inexpensive recipe. I promise to try this out soon! I never thought of using the sticky labels before.

Angel P. said...

if I were to win, I would pick the Write on Labels.

Jami said...

I would get some write on labels, a bit more versatile. ;D Cannot wait on my zucchini to get large enough.

Melissa said...

Talk about a tough choice! But I think I would ultimately go with the Write-On Labels - Dotty Dots.

Mom Knows Best said...

I would get the polka dot ones.

Yona Williams said...

I like the style of the Mayan Write On Labels the best.

Danielle said...

I have never had this type of salsa before. I do love salsa this might be something I have to try.

Julie said...

I would definitely get the write-on labels & either the dotty dots or the mayan

theoryofben said...

That looks like a tasty salsa recipe. I like the idea of making it myself and love the labels.