We left with avocados, green peppers, onions, mushrooms, peaches, a giant bag of spinach, a package of chicken, pasta, some Chobani, granola bars, and some french vanilla granola from a bulk bin. It felt good to support a small local business and the local farmers.
Later that night we put on some tunes and Dave cleaned the house while I whipped up my first homemade tomato sauce. It was a total "you know I how know we're old" kinda night! I was planning to make some chicken parm for our Friday night dinner guests, Sarah and Chris, and I decided that some jar of store bought sauce just wasn't going to cut it. I asked my mom for her recipe and I now know where I get my lack of recipe details from.
I put in about 1/3 of an onion. And I may or may not have forgot my 3rd can of tomato paste when I went grocery shopping. To adjust for my absent mindedness, I only put in 2 cans of water and only used half of the third can of crushed tomatoes. I used the spices in the recipe and also added some additional spices that I found in the counter like Italian Seasoning, a Garden Blend Mix, and Onion Powder. I have no idea how much of each spice I put in because I kept adding a little at at time, tasting it, making Dave taste it, and then adding a swirl of something else. You can always put more in, but you can't take it out!
The sauce came out great! And I made a lot of it, I had plenty for our dinner, some for the freezer, and some to use this week. I will definitely be making this again!
Have you ever made homemade sauce? What's your fave pasta sauce?