Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Since our second year of our marriage we, I use the term we loosely, have been making my Mom's recipe for Spaghetti Sauce. I would use a bushel of tomatoes and make a batch every other year. Unfortunately, we have not made sauce in about 7 years. Mick's part of the process is to use my Grandmother's Squeeze-O. The kids used to love helping with this part. It's a messey job so he always does it outdoors.
This year I only used a half a bushel, which we bought at the farmers market. For the first time I used fresh herbs. Also, for the first time I used real garlic, that I bought at the farmers market, instead of powder.This is by no means a money saving project. In fact, each quart is more expensive than store bought. We ended up with 11 quarts and I think it costs about $1.50 per quart. I worked on the sauce on and off all day starting at 8am and was completely finished at 9pm. I grew up eating this sauce and it's still my favorite!

3 comments:

lilpoppy said...

Yum..homemade sauce, have not had that in awhile!

Kay said...

Made me hungry! When will you be putting on a spaghetti dinner?

ke said...

More expensive but much better!