The end of summer means the tomatoes have popped. We have so many tomatoes I don’t know what to do with them all!
But we’re giving it a try. And I think you should, too.
#1: Easy Peasy Tomatoes:
#2: Easy Garlic Bread Caprese
#3: Homemade Tomato Sauce
Since tomatoes only comes once a year, it’s worth the time in the kitchen. Score the Tomatoes (I started with about 30 perfectly imperfect ones). Pop them into a pot of boiling water for 1 minute-ish. Look at those beautiful colors.Spoon them out Plop them right into a pot of ice cold water for 1 minute-ish The skin will peel right off! Put in separate bowl. Feed to chickens later?Give the Tomato to your child. Have them squeeze out the juice and seeds. Oh, they’ll like this part! You now have three bowls: skin, tomatoes, juice and seeds. Now, add Olive Oil to a pan and saute Carrots, Onion, and Garlic. Add Salt and Pepper. The kitchen will smell divine by now. Our children are more likely to eat sauce that isn’t chunky so we put our sauteed deliciousness and Tomatoes into the Vitamix for 20 seconds. Done.Simmer that sauce for a few hours until it’s no longer watery. Add Basil and Oregano and 1 Tablespoon Sugar.
So. So. Good.
Use for pasta, lasagna, or store in the freezer for those cold winter nights.
May the tomato force be with you.
Happy Weekend. xo.