I always hear people say they swear by homemade foods, specifically homemade tomato sauce, but I always thought that was so much work – especially when you have an endless supply of Costco tomato sauce right in your cupboard as I do. So why would I waste all that time and energy just for one jar of sauce? Maybe because it is the most amazing thing you will ever taste and I don’t even like tomatoes.
Every summer my boyfriend’s parents plant 4-5 big tomato plants in the garden and every year they try and get me to taste them because ” they are to die for!” Of course, I would always politely decline because of my extreme hatred for tomatoes. This year, their tomato garden was thriving, with huge, ripe tomatoes being picked off every day! It wasn’t until his parents went traveling abroad did I feel the need to use these tomatoes so that they wouldn’t rot and be wasted. I’m not a huge Italian food lover but my boyfriend and his brother are so I decided to see what the hype was all about and attempt to make homemade tomato sauce.
Besides the mess of the tomato juices, this recipe is super easy and so unbelievably delicious! The aromas that filled the house were incredible and I could still smell the roasted garlic and onions days after making it. I’m not quite sure how I will ever eat store-bought tomato sauce ever again. Hopefully, I can make enough jars that will last me most of the winter!