One day she was talking about making homemade pasta sauce. She would throw some tomatoes, basil and garlic in her food processor and make up a big batch then freeze it in serving sizes for two. When she needed some pasta sauce she would take out a freezer bag and just reheat it on the stove.
I thought this was a great idea to save money. I could grow my own tomatoes (or buy bulk at Costco) and basil and make a batch of pasta sauce at low cost which I could reheat whever I wanted to throw over my favorite pasta. I knew all the ingredients that went in to it. I did not have a food processor at the time so I filed that away in the back of my mind for when I did.
Last night I tried to make this recipe from what I remembered from watching her show. It turned out OK – kind of watery but some of that could have been from the tortellini’s. I threw three Roma tomatoes, two small garlic cloves and two leaves of basil in to the food processor, pureed it, then put it on the stove with a little Oive oil mixed in.
The result was a little too much garlic flavor for my taste and it needed to be either thicker or chunkier – or both.
Do any of you out there have a great quick homemade recipe for pasta sauce or suggestions for my attempt?