The recipe came from this lady my grandma knew, Bertha. Apparently, Bertha and her husband left Minnesota with their 13 children to join some UFO religion in Texas. Seriously. But we have their soup recipe so we canned 18 quarts of it this fall!
|Grandma quartering tomatoes for the broth.|
We also made some applesauce. The apples my grandpa uses come from a cutting he took from the apple tree on his grandparents' farm, and grafted it to one of his trees. The original tree is at least 100 years old. I think that is so neat! It makes really great applesauce too, very soft apples with light flesh. I took home two gallon pails of it!
(One more side note: On my birthday, my grandma came to see me at work, and she told me when she turned my age (27) she with pregnant with my mother - her 6th child! I think she might have been trying to tell me something?)