Monday, September 18, 2006


My grandpa had a joke that he told us every time we canned tomatoes at his house. It went somewhat like this: "Mr. and Mrs. Tomato were taking a walk with their young son. He happened to be lagging behind. So Mr. Tomato turned around, stomped on him and said 'Catch up'."(pun, of course, intended!)

Last night after church I finished my ketchup. From 9 pounds of tomatoes, I got three 8-oz. jars of ketchup, plus a little left over. Once I turned the heat on high and stayed close by to stir it often, it boiled down quickly.

I'm happy with how it turned out! It has a little too much vinegar in it, but otherwise, I love how it tastes! Next time (yes, there will be a next time!) I believe I'll add the vinegar slowly, tasting it as I go along.


annecourager said...

Hey, do you have a good recipe for tomato sauce? EVERY time I have made it, I do not like the taste of it. I figure, what's the use of making it if I still like Prego better? :)

Tammy said...

No, I don't have a recipe for tomato sauce. I buy my spaghetti sauce too. :)

Mrs.R said...

That's a cute joke ; )

What fun, to make ketchup!

ampraisingHim said...

Great job!!

Julieann said...

Great job Tammy on the Ketchup! Cute joke too:)