Thursday, August 20, 2009

Homemade Goodness

I love being inspired...especially with food. I also love having a few hours in the morning to be domestic! Today, I sent the kids to an extra day of school and started in on the housework. I was thinking what my new neighbor told me last night about what to do with all of my tomatoes that are rotting and falling off the vine. She told me to roast them with some olive oil, garlic, & seasoning for a delicious sauce. Duh.... why haven't I thought of that yet? Or maybe it is that I am just too busy or lazy or just tired to do it! Well, today I had some time and some inspiration. I went out and picked some tomatoes that were about to go bad, sliced them, drizzled them, roasted them, pureed them, and Wah Lah.... a beautiful bright red sweet & tangy tomato sauce.

Roasted Tomato Sauce

~10 ripe red tomatoes (best if homegrown)
3 garlic cloves
a few Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/2 white onion chopped
1/4 c. white wine
italian seasoning
crushed red pepper

~ Cut tomatoes in half, place in glass baking dish & drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with pepper & italian seasoning. I shoved the garlic in the tomatoes for flavor.

~ Roast @ 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until bubbly & soft.

~ Meanwhile, saute chopped onions on stove with 1Tbsp. olive oil until translucent and soft. Add white wine and reduce (about 5 to 10 minutes).

~ Add tomatoes & onion mixture to a blender to puree. Season with salt, pepper, & crushed red pepper.

Serve over your favorite pasta, or eat it as a soup! yum yum yum


  1. I am eating my "letter pasta" with the tomato sauce I made with your recipe! YUM! Such a treat and the recipe came just in time... I used what I think will be my last batch of tomatoes and basil from my garden too!

    Thanks Marisa! Delicous recipe!

  2. If you still have more tomatoes, have you ever heard of SLOW ROASTING? Put them in the oven at 200 degrees for 6-8 hours - just put them in and go about your day - and I'm telling you it's the most amazing thing you've ever tasted. It's like a whole different food. Like sundried, but not dried. So yummy!