1 case of bananas
2 cases of peaches
about 10 whole cabbages
12 gigantic cucumbers
a bucket of string beans
and a partridge in a pear tree (Not really, I made that part up.)
Kill. Me. Now.
What I am wondering is why not bring in a case of beer that's already been canned? That would have made the work week more palatable, if you ask me.
I’m not the only one singing the canning blues.
My birthday was a while back and due to our busy canning schedules, the wild celebrations with my Ida Mama and my Ida Aunts had to be postponed. I am being taken to the "Tea Room" in Big Thicket.
I wonder if they have Long Island Iced Tea? And if I could manage to drink several of them while we discuss our respective ailments and canning adventures:
"I've heard the basil soup is good, but I hate to order it when I have 26 pints at home."
"What about the spaghetti? No. Nobody makes it like the sauce you just put up from that 2 cases of tomatoes. I'll never eat Ragu again."
"That's why my hands hurt, from peeling all those tomatoes. I probably won't be able to hold the fork anyway."
"My neighbor says the banana bread here is the best she ever ate, so I might have it instead of the peach pie. Anybody need a case of peaches?" Everybody shakes their head no in unison.
"I'd rather eat dirt than eat another banana. By the time we ate banana pudding, banana smoothies, sliced bananas on our cereal, made and froze 6 double batches of banana bread before all those free bananas turned brown, I am starting to feel like a monkey. I would have been better off smoking the peel."
"I wondered why you were looking at my scalp for head lice."
"Uh waitress, I'll have The Long Island Iced Tea. I'm going to drink my lunch."
Have a good week,