How many times have you wanted some homemade tomato sauce or as some would call it …homemade gravy for your pasta? The thought of letting it cook all day in a pot, even though the smell wafting through the house would be so yummy… is just too much for a busy mom. So what we end up doing is opening a jar of sauce and calling it a day.
My friend Janelle… From Parsnips and Parsimony YouTube is the one that shared this yummy recipe on her channel. Check out her website for this delicious recipe the way she originally made it and many other wonderful recipes.
Her recipe calls for basil which I did not have but I did have green peppers, so I tweaked the recipe a little bit as well as I used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. When creating a recipe it’s not always worth running out to the store for one thing when you can improvise with what’s already in the pantry and create something similar.
Janelle took her delicious roasted tomatoes and put them in a blender to make a sauce… I will be putting mine in bags and place them in the freezer to add a delicious fresh taste to my crockpot recipes.
This was a great way to use up a bunch of ripe tomatoes that we picked at the Amish gardens in Pennsylvania. We will have some wonderful meals made throughout the winter months using these tomatoes.
Give it a try… and let me know what you think. It’s a whole lot quicker and easier and less bother to roast them up in the oven… then to make homemade tomato sauce on the stove top.
Thanks to my friend Janelle for this inspirational recipe!
Lynn A. C. Wilson- Resume of a Mother.
Happy Fall everyone!!!…..Have you been apple picking yet? We just did our annual visit to a semi local farm for a hayride into the apple orchard fields to pick our apples for the season. I think I enjoy this more that our kids ever did…I think they go just for me. But my whole family loves the benefits of fresh, crisp apples, apple pie, a sliced up apple with peanut butter, or our favorite ….homemade applesauce and homemade applesauce muffins.
This is a real treat for us. Great for a fall morning breakfast, a snack during the day or a “just because I need a little something, something” as we say in our family.
Here are my two favorite recipes….I hope you enjoy them. Share your favorite things that you make with apples and feel free to share your recipes with all of us too in the comments below.
I usually do this in the crock pot overnight on low and you can also do this on the stove top until the apples are soft and then blend together in a food processor or blender.
Let it cool down and then I put the applesauce in zip lock sandwich bags…lay them flat and freeze for future use.
- 6 apples (I like to mix and match different apple selections)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sugar (brown sugar is extra yummy)
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Dump everything in the pot and cook on low stove top or crock pot and then blend together until a sauce texture.
(You Can Also Use a Bread Pan or Bundt Pan Too)
- 2 ½ cups flours
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup sugar (¾ if you like your muffins really sweat)
- 1 stick of melted butter
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1 – ½ cups of applesauce
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes for muffins
Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother