We arrived in NY on Wednesday afternoon and didn't waste any time getting started. The beginning of the trip we had planned to learn how to can tomatoes and make Grandma's sauce. Growing up we would go over most every Sunday for dinner. I was interested to know how to do it all so Grandma was eager to show.
We started out with A LOT of tomatoes. 4 big boxes full. My grandma had started by slicing them in half so we could squeeze some of the seeds out.
Here is my mom going through them. Some of them started to get rotten so she was sorting.
Here is what the jars look like after the whole process. These are what she had left in her basement cellar from previous years canning.
We had a lot of fun and we also have video taped this so we won't forget. We are looking forward to having canning parties and I hope to have my sister help and keep the family tradition!
The next day we came back to learn how to go from canned tomatoes to actual sauce. It takes a lot of time and that's the key. We made 8 of her jars that were in her cellar for dinner with the family. I'm sworn to secrecy for the actual recipe so you'll have to come to dinner to taste it (once I get my jars down here or can next year).
My grandma made 3.5 pounds of pasta! We knew she was over doing it for 9 people, but grandma knows best.
Here is the final product! Delicious! Hope you enjoyed our canning extravaganza.