What Can I Do With a Green Tomato?

Are you ready for the very first Food It Yourself sing-along? I hope so, because here it is!

Tune: “What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor”, traditional

What can I do with a green tomato,
What can I do with a green tomato,
What can I do with a green tomato,
Since it’s late September?

Core and slice and chop and dice them,
Core and slice and chop and dice them,
Core and slice and chop and dice them,
Measure them precisely.
Chop some onion and cry your eyes out,
Chop some onion and cry your eyes out,
Chop some onion and cry your eyes out,
DAMN! That’s lots of onions!
Crush, crush, crush the garlic,
Squish, squish, squish the garlic,
Smash, smash, smash the garlic,
In a garlic mincer
Wear gloves when you work with chilis,
Wear gloves when you work with chilis,
Wear gloves when you work with chilis,
Or you will be sorry.
Wash and drain and chop cilantro,
Grind some cumin in a spice mill,
Measure out the salt and pepper,
Add them to the kettle.
Heat together with some lime juice,
Heat together with some lime juice,
Heat together with some lime juice,
Simmer for 5 minutes.

Wash, wash, wash your half-pints,
Scald, scald, scald those half-pints,
Pack, pack, pack those half-pints,
Always check your head space.

Cap and process 20 minutes,
Cap and process 20 minutes,
Cap and process 20 minutes,
At a rolling boil.
Check that all the lids have snapped down,
Cool the jars for 24 hours,
Check the seal, then date and label,
Store them in your pantry.

That’s what I did with my green tomatoes,
That’s what I did with my green tomatoes,
That’s what I did with my green tomatoes,
I made…

Want to make your own? Here is a link to the recipe! Have you busted out the canning equipment this season? Tell us about it in the comments.