Folks, this will be my last post with Wheat’s camera – tomorrow is a new day and a new camera!
I took these pictures and made this sauce a few days ago, pre-Wallace. :) My friend Maggie raved about this recipe from Smitten Kitchen on Facebook, so I figured I should try it out. It seemed TOO easy. These are your ingredients.
Yup. That’s it. Canned tomatoes, an onion, and butter (5 Tablespoons – not a whole stick). However, I had canned these tomatoes that my Grandmother (you guessed it: Tezzie) had given me, and my cup ranneth over with ‘maters. So I canned them up and forgot about them until I read this recipe! I used my last three cans of tomatoes, which were beautiful and flavorful… but not packed as tightly as commercial tomatoes, which made my sauce a little too runny. But I have to say – the flavor was amazing! And it was the easiest tomato sauce I’ve ever made.
World’s Easiest Tomato Sauce, adapted from Smitten Kitchen
– 3 jars of canned tomatoes (original recipe called for 28 ounce can of San Marzano tomatoes)
– 5 Tablespoons butter
– 1 onion, peeled and halved
Put all the ingredients in a pot, and simmer for 45 minutes or so, mashing the whole tomatoes with a spoon occasionally. Remove the onion when finished. Use with your favorite pasta! We used leftover linguini noodles. It was runny – I should have strained it perhaps – but it was delicious and brightly flavored.
Canning tomatoes will be a post for another day, when I actually do it. Hopefully my cup will runneth over with tomatoes again this year – this time from my very own garden!
Meanwhile, behind the scenes…
Harold thinks I’m a nut, for sure.
That, my friends, is the face of a spoiled rotten pup who has no idea his world is about to be rocked by a teeny tiny kitten named Wallace.
Have a good one!