Today's project is homemade tomato sauce. I will freeze it and store it for winter pasta dishes.
First off, I scalded the tomatoes so I could peel and seed them.
Then I added the tomatoes to onions (also from my garden) and garlic that had been sautéed. I also added some sweet peppers to the mix.
I let the tomatoes cook down until they broke down completely. Then I added tomato paste and spices (oregano and basil). I cooked it a while longer until it thickened.
After it cooled a bit, I puréed it in my blender. This is so the kiddos can't tell that I added onions and peppers to the mix.
Here it is all puréed and cooling. I can't wait to use it over pasta this winter!
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