I discovered something else cool to do on a hot day besides washing the dog, the car, or defrosting the big freezer chest in the garage.
Its skinning the frozen tomatoes you saved for canning!
I thought today I might have some time for canning garden tomato sauce. I took out about 4 big ziplocks full. Oh, would you look at that! Some of them still have the green stems on them. That wont do.
So I took one out, ran it under cold water to help thaw it a little so I could pull off the green top.
Instead of the green top coming off, the tomato skin just slid off, without even trying! So all that boiling, then chilling, the skinning, which you have to do with fresh tomatoes you can skip with frozen ones.
Just run under cold water and rub the skins right off.
Of course, the even easier way is to thaw the tomatoes as it, cook them down and use a blender to just mix the skin right in. Since its been frozen, the skins are not as tough as fresh ones and blend in beautifully.
Ooooh, feel the nice cool water, cold tomatoes on a hot, hot summer day! (but wait to can them until it cools off a bit. The kitchen gets pretty hot and steamy when canning).