This summer, along with our blog, we’ve been growing quite a bit out in our garden. Today, I harvested a nice tiny crop of Roma tomatoes and with an assist from the fresh basil growing in the front of the house, decided to make sauce. It was simple and, might just be, my favorite sauce ever. (Sorry, Mom.)
Cat’s out babysitting tonight, so we only needed a few.
I cut a little x on the bottom of each tomato.
So that, when I put them in the boiling water,
the skins start separating all by themselves.
In a dutch oven, I heated up a tablespoon of olive oil
and two cloves of garlic.
Then, I added the skinned, chopped tomatoes
with a teaspoon or two of our fresh basil,
a bit of salt and a little bit of sugar.
It smelled like summertime.
The soon to be sauce simmered for 25 or 30 minutes.
I used an immersion blender to make it smooth.
After changing the break pads on our car,
Papa was happy to hear the dinner bell a-ringin’.
He was even happier to smell the aroma of fresh tomato sauce,
quickly smothered his pasta in it and added some cheese.
I like making him smile.
This one made me smile, too.
My self-esteem needed a successful pin after the last two. 😉
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