Every winter, we plan our gardens and every spring, we plant and dream of fresh tomatoes and all the delicious tomato sauce and dishes that we will make from those tomatoes.
And then, the tomatoes come in. Lots and lots of tomatoes. There are so many tomatoes that you completely run out of ways to use them before they go bad. If you are like us, you find yourself trying to give tomatoes to everyone you know. Renee’s mom even used to leave tomatoes in their mailbox for the mailman to take home.
Tomato sauce is the perfect way to use all those tomatoes and to capture that “just picked” taste of summer. As delicious as tomato sauce is, it is also incredibly versatile. While tomato sauce pairs beautifully with plain pasta, it is delicious in chicken, vegetable, rice and many other dishes. And let’s not forget everyone’s favorite brunch cocktail, the Bloody Mary.
If you don’t have a garden or a huge supply of tomatoes that you need to use, you can still make this sauce. Choose a high quality canned whole tomatoes at your supermarket and your results will be delicious.
Enjoy your fresh tomato sauce for up to 5 days and then freeze the rest so you can enjoy it all year long.