Monday, September 14, 2009
Oh sweet jesus. Last weekend was busy. I already blogged about it, didn't I? Well, I'll stop complaining and start posting. Though I'm still tired from it all.
It's tomato sauce time. And I've been perfecting the perfect, simple, lasagna, all made from scratch (and from Alice Waters' book The Art of Simple Food). It's pretty darn good, and perfect to use with homemade tomato sauce.
Our sauce is hefty with spices and herbs, and this year we once again go to the motherlode, Barbara Kingsolver and her family's tomato sauce. It really is that good.
If you aren't using roma tomatoes, but are using the big juicy ones like I was using, it will take a while to cook down to a good sauce consistency. A while as in, hours. But that's okay. The kitchen smells so incredibly good with all of that good stuff percolating on the stovetop. Just make sure you're stirring.
In the end? 9 quarts of Italian Tomato Sauce. It deserved a special label and all, marked by a singular, huge, red tomato.
Yes, it's the same tomato on my "I Can" items. Which, by the way, are super fun. I have the tote and get stopped all the time asking where I got it. And after last weekend, I definitely can. Do you?
Next up? I'll share my favorite of all recipes for tomatoes...chili sauce!