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S: Traditions

BC: "We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest."

FC: Traditions

1: On October 22nd, 2011, the tradition continued. Four generations of the Ellis family gathered in Bramble, Indiana to make a huge batch of their favorite condiment. There's no better way to spend a glorious Autumn Saturday than with a wonderful family working together to make ketchup, relive memories and create new memories for the next generation.

2: tomato juice sugar vinegar onion powder ketchup spice salt | The Ingredients...

3: The Equipment... | Get a large copper pot. Make a jumbo stirring paddle. Build a fire.

4: The Process... | Using the paddle, stir... | ...and stir... | ...and stir... | Add the ingredients to the pot.

5: ...and stir... | ...and stir... | ...and stir...

6: ...and stir some more, until the ketchup thickens.

7: Roast a wienie to use for tasting purposes. Apply the ketchup. | Quality Assurance...

9: TAKE A | BIG | BITE!!! | BIG

10: Logistics... | Scoop the tomato ketchup from the pot into a smaller pan...

11: ...and deliver it to the canning line.

12: Canning... | The canning ladies spring into action, ladling hot ketchup into jars....

13: ...they apply the lids and rings, then set aside the jars to cool.

14: Suddenly the ladies stop to remember the one that was missing--the lady who loved purple. They were in her kitchen...

15: ...but she was not there. They stopped long enough to shed a few tears and fondly remember her. | After a much-needed hug, the ladies continued.

16: They never stopped until every last drop of ketchup was in the jars.

17: They never stopped until every last drop of ketchup was in the jars. | Then it was time to celebrate. New wood was added to the fire, and wienies were loaded onto sticks, then roasted.

19: Food was set on the table, Grace was said to thank God for all blessings, and the family enjoyed a wonderful meal...complete with a jar of the brand new ketchup.

20: The family enjoyed the day on their farm making ketchup and spending time together.

21: Even though things changed, they thought it was good to keep their tradition alive...

22: ...for the little boy who loved cold hot dogs... ...the little boy too young to remember...

24: ...and for the lady that loved purple.

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  • Title: Ketchup
  • Ketchup Traditions
  • Tags: ketchup family tradition
  • Published: over 6 years ago