I have a quick and easy recipe for you today. Whether or not you have grown your own tomatoes this year, or buy them, I believe most of us get a craving for Italian food, and why not impress your loved ones by making it from scratch!
I am in the processing of canning and storing food for winter from my garden, I don't want anything to go to waste and it's a good feeling to use your own creations that you grew out of season. So at the end of this post I will tell you how I am freezing this sauce!
I am going to set up the ingredients a little different this time as "to taste" because in my experience everyone I know likes theirs a little differently, and you may be using more or less tomatoes!
- First, Wash and chop your supply of tomatoes.
- Gather your ingredients! For me: Garlic, Basil, Crushed Red Pepper, Salt, Pepper, Mint Tincture, & a splash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
- Put your tomatoes in the blender and begin to season to your liking.
- Blend until smooth!
- Here is where you would then cook on Medium Low heat, and start your pasta or whatever you are using this delicious sauce for!
- ENJOY! *Chefs Kiss*
As I said at the beginning, I will not be using this today, so no pretty photo of a pasta dish yet, but later in the Fall or early Winter I will be following up with a blog post of my canning and freezer stored items and how I chose to cook with them!
How I chose to store the sauce is: poured into a Zip Lock bag, and carefully and slowly sealing it, making sure that I get out as much air as possible, and then double bagging it, sealing again and storing in the freezer- THAT'S IT! Perfect for days of bad weather and a craving, knowing your are good to go!