Giveaway: Mrs. Wages Tomato Basket

July 27, 2015

Mrs. Wages mixes

Friends, the true start of tomato season is upon us. And what better way to get ready for tomato season than with a Mrs. Wages Tomato Mix giveaway.

You combine your fresh tomatoes with these mixes (they all have instructions on the back of the packet) and suddenly you’re a salsa, pasta sauce, and Bloody Mary mix master. I’ve used several of these mixes in the past to great success. They’re particularly helpful in that moment when you’re overwhelmed by tomatoes and need to do something that doesn’t require a great deal of thought.

The basket will contain an assortment of mixes, including pizza sauce, classic salsa, Bloody Mary, ketchup, and much more. If you’re interested in a chance to win this giant package of tomato canning goodness, here’s what you do.

  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite way to preserve tomatoes. Are you a whole peeled person? Or perhaps all your tomatoes are dedicated to batches of tomato jam. There is no wrong answer.
  2. Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, August 1, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog on Sunday, August 2, 2015.
  3. Giveaway is open to US residents only (and is void where prohibited).
  4. One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.

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Disclosure: Mrs. Wages is a Food in Jars sponsor and so kick in a bit of money to help support the work of this site. However, all opinions expressed are my own. 

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348 responses to “Giveaway: Mrs. Wages Tomato Basket”

  1. So far I’ve only frozen tomatoes (peels removed, broken up) to use in chili later… I’d love to can sauce this year though!

  2. Also can several quarts of tomatoes but since I discovered Mrs. Wages Salsa, I have been splitting my tomatoes so I can have plenty of both! 🙂

  3. Oh.. I love to put my delicate tomatoes into a roasting pan and bake them for an hour. Mrs wages brings out the true flavors too!! An awesome products! <3 <3
    Karen

  4. this is like picking a favorite child! But if I have to choose, I would say picked green tomatoes, no wait, I mean tomato jam, or maybe diced tomatoes. Ha, I love all things tomato!

  5. My daughter had way to many grape tomatoes one year so I took some home and oven roasted them with garlic and froze them in bags. Those tomatoes made the best baked dip.

  6. I’ve only ever done whole peeled tomatoes, but I’m hoping to branch out this season and make some salsas and sauces!

  7. I usually can gallons of several different kinds of pasta sauce with the tomatoes and a batch of salsa. But I found the Mrs Wages mixes so I am going to try salsa and a friend told me how to stew tomatoes. I will see how that turns out.

  8. Several years ago my boys discovered that they loved their Grandma’s tomatoes and okra. So now the bulk of our tomatoes become this southern favorite!

  9. I am a big fan of tomatoes, fresh, canned and dried. This year much of my tomato wealth will be going into juice. I like it a lot but seldom buy it because of the excessive salt content. I have found that I can preserve it plain and add seasonings, sans salt, when I open a jar.

  10. I’m a new canner. So far I’ve only done chopped tomatoes. I’m planning on some sauce, maybe some salsa, and possibly catsup. And maybe something with some of my green tomatoes.

  11. Diced is my favorite all purpose. Salsa is my favorite condiment, although addictive tomato chutney from An Oregon Cottage is a close second and gaining ground each year. I put up a whole lot of tomatoes in all forms to last all year!

  12. Yay tomato season! It’s a tie between whole/crushed and roasted, run through the food mill, and tossed in the freezer.

  13. I’m in Oregon so my tomatoes won’t be ready for a while. I’ll be making green tomato Piccalilli, one grandmother’s’ sweet tomato chili sauce, and my other grandmother’s spicy sharp chili sauce. Some of it will never make it to the jar. I need a lot of salsa and tomato jam too.

  14. Just now getting ready to can. We have a large family and I can because of saving money and knowing what’s in our food make lots of pasta sauces, tomatoe soup, ketch up, salsa, jam, pickles, relish and always enjoy using Mrs. Wages because its the best!

  15. This year the weather has been tormenting my tomatoes. I got a very late start because it wouldn’t stop snowing! Nothing better than standing in the garden and eating a fresh tomato until you turn around and see the abundance that needs to be dealt with. I’m in an apartment now so only have 3 bushes but I seem to have lots of friends with gardens so the abundance continues. I like to can some peeled but whole and some as tomato sauce. One day I’ll learn how to do paste. I just heard about your products and they sound lovely. Can’t wait to try them.

  16. My favorite is whole, peeled, processed in a water bath, but I also LOVE making homemade salsa – – – can’t get enough!

  17. My best results are when I can tomatoes as plain tomato sauce – no spices, those are added when we cook them on cold winter nights. My expertise is narrow…. I am a wanna-be-a-better-preserver!

  18. sauces,salsas, chili are my favorite way. We just discovered Mrs Wages products this year and I have to admit we feel in love with them. We used Mrs Wages products for making pickles , but alas, I must admit I never have tried the tomato products as I love my wife’s recipes and my own that are old family recipes . I am going to try some this year hopefully going to give the Bloody Mary and Ketchup a trial run.

  19. One year my friend and I were making tomato sauce and we forgot to stir it and burned the bottom. We decided to can it anyway. It was the best sauce with a roasted flavor.

  20. My absolute favorite is green tomato relish, which my friends request throughout the year. I also tried your green tomato salsa last year & that is super yummy. Looking forward to trying tomato jam.

  21. My favorite way is to can them in jars using hot water bath method, then I use them all year long in recipes.

  22. i am famous among family and close friends for my canned Bloody Mary mix. Pasta sauce is also a must, adding garden grown garlic and oregano!

  23. I love to can whole tomatoes and strain some of the juice away and freeze. Then, when it’s horribly cold here in Minnesota I make a delicious tomato soup with pure tomato juice. It is divine!

  24. We’re fortunate to live in Amish country so I get lots of fresh produce. My Sicilian husband and I picked up 60# of Roma tomatoes two weeks ago and had a marathon canning session. Come October we’ll be having lasagna with fresh tomato sauce and I can hardly wait!

  25. I love to just cook my tomatoes down, add salt and lemon, then put in jars. I later use them to make spaghetti, chili, and soups during winter months. I also make Salsa using Mrs. Wages mixes. I can’t get enough canned tomatoes!!!! It is difficult to choose a favorite…..

  26. I normally just blanch and then peel my tomatoes, chop them up and put in freezer bags. I need to start canning them. Thanks for chance to win.

  27. My 83 year old mother and I spent the morning making the hot salsa. She supervised my “hot bath” procedure since I have never canned the salsa before. In years past when I have used Mrs. Wages mixes I have placed the salsa in freezer containers, but never seemed to have enough to make it through the winter. This year I am prepared! I have stock piled Mrs. Wages mixes and plan on making a lot of the hot salsa for myself as well as the family throughout the rest of the summer. Today I saw the Mrs. Wages chili mix – that will be my next project! Thanks for the great mixes!

  28. I harvested what seemed like a lot of tomatoes today…until, that is, I decided to turn them into crushed tomatoes. Ugh. They didn’t go very far. But I have loads more ripening on my plants and I’ve been eyeing the Mrs. Wages seasonings. I’m thinking it’s salsa time!

  29. I am new to canning so far I have used this mix to make salsa and we love it!! would love to win and be able to try more of the mixes

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