Tuesday, September 7, 2010


The boy and I spent part of our holiday weekend getting sauced.
With fresh tomatoes from our garden! 
We had Roma, Cherry, Brandywine and Early Girl Tomatoes piling up so we decided to heat things up in the kitchen.

When it comes to sauce, I'm not much of a recipe gal.  I'm more like Clemenza.  I just start adding stuff.  Stuff like fresh Garlic, Onions, Peppers, and Mushrooms.

  Even some of the Green Peppers came from my humble garden.  
 Look!  I grew the smallest Green Pepper ever!  I loved that little guy, so tiny.

After lots and lots of fresh Basil, Oregano and Rosemary, the house was smelling soooo good.  Added a bit of wine, a bit of spicy Italian sausage and then we let it simmer for a good 3.5 - 4 hours.  It was too tempting not to go in there and test it...several times.  

It did manage to make the house a bazillion degrees (it was 90 F outside when we started), however, it was worth it.  After the hugest plates of Spaghetti, we gladly froze a ton of sauce to enjoy later.  We're hoping that our plants give us enough to do another batch before the season is over.  Too full to do anything else, we settled in for an evening of strange movies on Sundance.

Well, that was my holiday.  How was yours?  Do anything fun?  I certainly hope so.

p.s.  Have you entered the giveaway?  Hurry, it ends this Friday.


Becky said...

I've been wanting to make my own pasta sauce recently. Yours sounds delicious! You've inspired me..

Anonymous said...

Hi Sweetie,

Your sauce sounds wonderful, and the tomatoes are beautiful.Synchronicity at its best we have been getting all of our tomatoes made into sauce, dehydrating etc. Working on some mixed media , and a project I hope to have off to you soon.

Awestruck Angie said...

Hi Woman!

How cute is it that your mom left you a comment?! Anywho...great minds think alike....woot for sauce in gazillion degree weather! :) I have some photos you might be interested in for your Snapshot Friday btw.


MafiosaGrrl said...

Becky- Do it! It's so much better than store bought. Just remember to seed your tomatoes! Lemme know how it goes!

Mom- sounds yummy. can't wait to see what you made!

Ang- Isn't she a doll? Yours looked yummy. I wanted to put squash or eggplant in mine, but Dillon didn't seem too thrilled about that so I opted not to, lolz. Thanks again for the pics.