15 August 2010

Summer's Bounty

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I received a 5 gallon bucket of tomatoes from a teacher on Friday. They had a bumper crop of tomatoes while I only had a few from our plants this year. I have never had that many all at once though so I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them.


I love pasta so I thought I would give spaghetti sauce a try. I don't like to can so I searched the internet for a freezer variety of spaghetti sauce and found one on allrecipes.com It is a good site to go to to find recipes.



I sauteed the other veggies, onions, peppers and garlic in some oil, then chunked up some tomatoes.  I used fresh oregano and basil from our herb garden.  I put them all in the crock pot which worked beautifully.  They simmered for three hours and then I used the immersion blender to get a smooth consistency. 





We got six two cup containers from the 5 gals of tomatoes.  That sauce will taste so fresh this winter when we have our pasta.  It is definitely something I will look forward to!