Friday, October 09, 2009

Tomato Sauce

The garden had a great year, even through all of the neglect it just kept producing. I would go out, pick a basket full of tomatoes, and then be scared to go back out for a couple of days, repeat. Melanie pointed me to this tutorial on how to make tomato sauce, and I did several batches, right up to the freeze, and now I'm done.

I love this tutorial because it is so easy. Cut up the tomatoes, then throw them in the blender-no peeling, no seeding. She promises you can't tell.

Then cook it down in a big pot. For this I think it would be better to have a bigger big pot than I have. It wouldn't take so many batches that way.

Then put it into jars and a hot water bath for 25-30 minutes and you're done! I made 7 so far, but I have the last of the red tomatoes on the stove now, probably two more.

For next year, I'd like to find a recipe so that I could make it spaghetti sauce, and can it that way. We eat lots of Prego.


tedward said...

Gramma Madge would be so proud of you!

So am I.

easton's momma said...

Mrs Wages has a spaghetti sauce packet. It's great. That's what I used this year. Pretty much do what you just did, only add in the packet. Only I did blanch and peel mine. But it was super easy and it's super tasty!

Melanie said...

I just threw in the spices it called for in a marinara recipe from a cookbook. Good job!