Behold! The extreme homeliness that is my from scratch-scratch spaghetti sauce!!
I started with beautiful, fresh produce from my mother-in-law’s garden (because who else grows such lovely tomatoes and red peppers?!)
I roasted the veggies in the oven for a while with some garlic until my whole house smelled delicious!
Then I tossed the roasted veggies into the blender with some Italian seasoning. (Seriously: the Ninja. Best. Blender. EVER. And we’ve tried a lot of different crappy blenders.) (Was the blender necessary? For me– yes. I have major textural issues with food, especially tomato chunks. I never claimed to be normal.) Finally, I added some Italian sausage and sauteed spinach.
And voila!! Beautiful, delicious, oh-so-tasty, fresh-from-the-garden-except-for-spinach-from-the-freezer-case spaghetti sauce. So good!
1) Acquire boat load of tomatoes.
2) Learn to can.
3) Admire handiwork.
Recipe-free is the way to be! I love making it up as I go along… the results are almost always delicious!! And the process, while disastrous for my kitchen, is most certainly F-U-N! Fun!
Anyone interested in a spaghetti dinner?
(Yeah, this is not a food blog. Therefore, my pictures are going to suck. My process? Wipe hands on towel, find iPhone, snap photo, moving on… Nothing gorgeous, but oh-so-delicious.)