17 August 2008

Four quarts down, lots more to go.


We did not have any sausage-making music, but yesterday's tomato squishing went pretty well anyway.

Tomatoes ready for squashing.

Kelly chopped up the tomatoes and I cranked 'em through—we got done with 15 pounds in about 15 minutes. Our new tomato grinder-upper worked great. I ran the waste stuff through a couple of times to make sure it was all properly squeezed out, and by the time we were done the runoff glop was pretty much completely dry.


And in the end there was a whole lotta lovely tomato sauce in our mixing bowl rather than on the counter, which surprised me.


Three little drips. And that was my fault, I think, for cranking too exuberantly.

8 comments:

CeeCee said...

One day I'll get as many tomatoes as you. (green with envy, green with envy)
We had heavy heat come on in mid May and our tomato production when in the bucket. We got about 15 good tomatoes and that was it.

Bobbi said...

I bet you built up muscles in your arms from all the cranking!

Lewru said...

That looks exceedingly tasty! How much sauce did 15 pounds make?

Outer Banks Mom said...

Nice!

frugalmom said...

Thats cool. My tomato churning event was not nearly as fast or as clean.

warren said...

I just got one of these this weekend. It's a lifesaver! I never knew how easy they would make life. Well worth th money.

mrsb said...

Aww! I'm so jealous of your tomato grinder! We just canned 13 quarts of tomato quarters this past weekend. We'll be doing sauce with the next batch, but it won't be as fast or as clean as this!

leena said...

Hi there,

Just wondering... can you tell me what brand your tomato grinder/Victoria strainer is? I'm looking to buy one and yours looks like a good quality one that doesn't leak. Many thanks!