Friday, August 19, 2016

Company in my tomato-filled kitchen.

Who knew that skinning tomatoes could be such a pain in the ...........neck.
But now I have fresh tomato sauce for the freezer so I think, kinda, that it was all worth it.
If you have an abundance of tomatoes like I do, here is a recipe to try for your future pasta dinners.

Fresh Tomato Sauce 
Serve over pasta
1 lb tomatoes
1 med. onion chopped
8 tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 cloves garlic crushed
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup vegetable stock
1/2 tsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. olive oil
Peel the tomatoes by plunging them into boiling water. Leave them for one minute and then plunge them into cold water, then peel off the skins.
Put the remaining ingredients, except the oil, into a large saucepan and stir well.
 Bring the mixture to a gentle boil, then cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 40 min.
Add the oil and remove the sauce from the heat.

Good source of Vitamin  A & C.

                                         Cutest kitchen company ever.  =^..^=

                   "So you are telling me...that you aren't putting meat in that tomato sauce?" :(

There is a lot of cleaning up to do in my kitchen tonight but I have good company. Annie enjoyed her dinner and is now in her 'clean-up mode' herself.

 And now it's time to catch the last of the sun-puddles for the day.

 Have a good evening.

hugs, Deb & Annie =^..^=


  1. Thank you for the recipe it seems to be a very easy recipe. Good Night.

  2. Thanks for all the cute kitty photos of Annie! Love it when they're doing their bathing thing!
    You, obviously, don't have the grasshopper problem there that we do here in Nebraska ><>

  3. P.S. Happy to see the photo of you and Audrey back up on your sidebar! Nebraska ><>

  4. Your tomato sauce looks delicious!

  5. So sweet and relaxing how kitties clean themselves! How much sauce did you end up with?

  6. Thanks for this easy recipe. All my tomato plants died this year in the heat, but I will keep this for next year. Annie is so cute washing herself. I love to watch my Snowy do this.

  7. Ah! Nothing better than watching a Puddy~Tat washing!
    Better in fact than some humans...! :).

    And..the tomato sauce looks purrfect! Mixed with a
    little pasta....mmmmmmM! :0).

  8. Annie just makes me smile...such a Peach! :) My mother and I used to make tomato sauce (much like yours) every year. What a job, but boy did it taste good in the winter. Enjoy!
    Purrs and hugs .....

  9. I arms ache for a sweet kitty like Annie to love!!

  10. Well our tomatoes were such a flop this year, but I will keep the recipe and hope for next summer. Annie is so adorable! Audrey must have been folded up in her blanket asleep?

  11. The sauce looks good . Lovely photos . Thunder storms for us this evening and over night and they will be bringing cooler temps to thank goodness . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

  12. Yum...tomato sauce =)
    Ear scritches to sweet Annie ♥

  13. Hello Deb, your tomato sauce looks delicious .... my gosh, how I love your photos of dear Annie ...I love watching them when they clean themselves, it never fails to amuse me. I often watch Pippi pause & think to herself "now which bits have I missed". Have a wonderful weekend Deb. x x x

  14. Annie is adorable and the sauce sounds great.

  15. Your tomato sauce looks wonderful! Yum!

  16. You need the Italian Velox Passatutto Deb - it takes off the skin and takes out the seeds all at one time! I bought one from Williams- Sonoma some years back after watching my SIL use hers in her French kitchen - not sure if they still have them. Think it was only $25 US and well worth it. This year I didn't grown any tomatoes so haven't made sauce to freeze - hope to get back to that next year! Oh my, going to do an awful lot 'next year', God willing, haha!

    Mary x