Cooking, baking, making, gardening, cleaning, well everything in TheMadHouse is a real family affair. We tend to really enjoy doing things together. Some may find that strange, but I love spending time with all the men in my life, including that very strange cat too. Anyway I digress. Remember all those green tomatoes from the garden, well some had ripened and we decided to make a sauce for pasta.
So we set too, kind of in a production line way. MadDad and I deskinned and deseed the tomatoes. Maxi and MiniMad strained the seeds and juice.
DadDad prepared the peppers and onions and MaxiMad chopped them. I then cooked all the ingredients for a couple of hours and gave them a good old wiz with the hand blender. If you are interested we used:
Fresh Tomatoes (home grown)
3 onions (home grown)
8 garlic cloves
handfull of basil
Salt and pepper to taste
I then jarred up the sauce. Same way as I did the pear butter.
We still have a box full of tomatoes ripening, so I will need to locate some more inexpensive jars, but it is wonderful to have home made sauce, that I know what is in and that we made as a family and will eat as a family too.