Monday, August 25, 2008

You Say Tomato, I say Marinara!

Summer is over :( But tomatoes are in season, so that's a good thing. I watched my mother can tomatoes...I decided way back then, I would just buy the suckers. But this recipe is too easy, I actually make it.


10 cups tomatoes, peeled and quartered
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 med-lg. onions, finely chopped
2/3 cup vegetable or olive oil
2 TBS. dried basil ( or 2/3 cup fresh )

Blend tomatoes in food processor; pour into LARGE bowl. Add rest of ingredients, mix well. Freeze in container size of your choice.

Now, wasn't that easy?? :)

When ready to use :
Add 1 small can of tomato paste per quart to thicken.
Add oregano, brown sugar, salt, etc. to your taste


easiest way to peel tomatoes is to dip them into boiling water for a few seconds; the skin will just slip off. DIP them, do
not bathe them or try to bob for them. I have spoken. :p