When I was at the Metcalfe Farmers' Market yesterday for the demo, I made sure I did some shopping.
20 pounds of nice roma tomatoes for $20.
Today, Jim helped me prep them and now we have 15 500ml jars of yummy tomato sauce and a nice batch left in the pot that we used on spaghetti for dinner, and there's enough for leftovers tomorrow.
While puree'ing, we added in some onion, a whole head of garlic, fresh basil and fresh parsley, a little bit of salt and pepper and a few bay leaves for good measure. It made the whole house smell wonderful while it was simmering. A water bath processing and now they're good to go in the pantry.
Homemade is sooooo good!