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This Is What 13 Hours of Sauce-Making Looks Like at the Manzo House
Caroline Manzo showed how her large family does "tomato day" at their New Jersey home — and it looks like time deliciously spent.
Sunday sauce is the stuff of legends among The Real Housewives of New Jersey crew. And in some recent Instagram posts from RHONJ alum Caroline Manzo and her daughter, Manzo'd with Children's Lauren Manzo Scalia, we got to see exactly how the sauce gets made.
On the day before the big event, Caroline shared a snap of boxes of tomatoes lining her countertop. (There were also a few long hot peppers in the mix because — as Melissa Gorga has shown us — no Sunday sauce is complete without them.)
"Tomorrow is tomato day - get ready," Caroline wrote. Tagging Lauren and a few other sauce accomplices, she added: "Time to bring the little old Italian grandma out In all of us!"
Throughout the next day, Lauren shared snippets of the jarring progress on Instagram Stories. In one snap, her mother stood atop a ladder to stir one of three giant sauce pans with an equally huge spoon. The following video showed a kitchen crew of at least four people chopping up tomatoes — Albie Manzo joined in there — and Lauren later showed Caroline using some professional-grade equipment to juice the stewed tomatoes.
And finally, Caroline shared a snap of the sauce gang gathered together in the kitchen, with rows of jars in front of them. "Just finished 13 hours of canning - tomatoes- beets - potatoes/string beans - eggplant - eggplant caponata- peppers," she wrote. And if the group's beaming smiles didn't give it away, she added, "So much fun and great memories for all."