And BOY, are my arms tired!
BA DUM BUM!
That's what passes for a funny joke to me at 9 p.m. when I've been up to my elbows in tomatoes for two hours. And what makes it funny (in my own crazy, tomato-addled brain, anyway) is that my arms actually were tired. That's what happens when you spin a Foley food mill* for half an hour to squish all the juice out of 22 pounds of tomatoes. It's a damn good workout. A workout that results in not only firm, toned arms, but in 15 pints of tomato juice. Also a workout that results in the annihilation of a shitload of Baby Cakes tomatoes. Triple win!
I've never actually had a Bloody Mary before, but I see many in my future . . .
* While searching for an image of a Foley food mill to link to, for those of you who might not be familiar with this particular kitchen gadget, I found this entirely awesome brochure: "75 Ways to Use the Foley Food Mill." The phrase "jiffy quick time" appears in it. Also, did you know you can make liver pate by squishing chicken livers in a Foley food mill? And did you know that would most likely make me vomit? Yes.