Monday, July 9, 2012

Ideas to Use All Those Tomatoes

Ways to use all those summer tomatoes.

These are just what my hubby picked yesterday. We also have a couple of bowls on the kitchen counter so today is going to be crockpot sauce day.

Every summer I make a pot of this and I am able to freeze it in batches plus we have spaghetti for dinner the night I make it. So fresh and wonderful tasting. It is easy and my instructions for making homemade spaghetti sauce are here.

I am also going to make a batch of homemade salsa. Just fresh ingredients chopped and mixed. So easy.

Here is the recipe for my homemade salsa.


  1. I would love to be able to grow tomotoes. I have never had any luck. They look delicious, there is nothing better in the food world than home grown "maters". Enjoy.
    blessings to you.

  2. YUM, Elaine- What a great idea to make and freeze it- xoDiana

  3. Good idea Elaine. Our volunteer tomatoes appear to have bottom rot-they are doomed.

  4. De quoi se régaler tout le long de l'année...
    Il devait sentir très bon dans votre cuisine.

    Gros bisous.

  5. I could have used these recipes last week...while you were vacationing! My spaghetti sauce smelled good. I canned two quarts is all while making jam last week...I tasted it and it seems good too. But it isn't as pretty as yours!

    I'll have to try this recipe as we are still getting tomatoes from the garden!
    Thanks for posting these links. Pat

  6. you are so clever, great to have on hand, yummy TOO!!

  7. Personally, I'm not a big fan of tomatoes but I can definitely appreciate the fact that some people that the time to grow them and can them! Thanks for sharing!

  8. YUM!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE summer tomatoes. Enjoy :)


  9. Your tomatoes look wonderful...we have a ton too...and the Roma is starting to get a bunch...this is the first time I planted that should make great sauces. I am making pizza with tomatoes, basil and bell peppers from the garden tonight! Happy Monday!!

  10. I LOVE, LOVE your blog. I know I have told you many times but I LOVE to get new recipes from you.
    The tomatoes your hubby picked are beautiful in color and to make a homemade sauce and salsa is FAB*U*LOUS!!
    I make my sauce from scratch as well but I am going to go back after this comment and read how you make it.
    Summer Blessigs and stay cool,

  11. I wish I were there for dinner!

  12. Oh my! There is nothing better than fresh tomatoes. And the next best thing is sauce and salsa made from them.
    You'll have some good eating this next year.
    Hugs, cindy

  13. Such delicious and sweet looking homwgrown tomatoes...One of my favorite things of summer! Your spagetti sauce looks marvelous...and, this winter it will be such a treat!
    Thanks for sharing your mouthwatering sauce, Elaine!
    Blessings and a great week,

  14. I'd love to try your salsa recipe, but I'm having trouble finding it. I was able to click on your post "Salsa Anyone?" but I can't seem to access it. I must be missing something. It looks so yummy! Thank you for all your tips and recipes--you have a really sweet blog. :)

  15. Last year I did have tomatoes but couldn't keep up with all of them so I threw some in bags and froze as is. They're still there and I think I'll try your crockpot sauce and see if it works for them. I'll let you know! I hope it does as I'd hate to waste it all but I've heard of people freezing tomatoes for things like that....I'll see!

  16. I love to make simple pizzas too- with tomatoes, goat cheese and basil, still waiting for my to ripen, we had a late start here...