When the tomatoes are ripe on the vine and you have more than you can handle, I put them in the freezer. I do skin them and freeze them in freezer bags. When hamburger goes on sale, I cook up a bunch of burger and take out my tomatoes and make a large pot of sauce. I put my basic spices in it and can it.
So when I have a night that I do not feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen, I get a can of sauce off the shelf and add spices for what I am making for a quick meal. I have also canned my sauces without the meat.
By dameemag from Rothbury, MI
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