Have you ever wondered what to do with 15 gallons of tomatoes???
First you have to load up on Chi Tea Latte. I think I drank half of mine before my helper consumed the rest.
Then you have your helper wash the tomatoes. This only lasted for about 15 minutes before I encouraged her to go play with her sisters so I could clean up the water on the floor.
I then spent LOTS of time (like hours) cutting tomatoes in halves and quarters.
Last time I did this recipe I only put in 2 cookie sheets in my oven, but this time I got smart and used my cookie cooling racks so I could stack 2 additional cookie sheets. Using this method, twice the tomatoes went through with each batch!
Ummm...I think I over-boiled my pot. This was what the pot looked like after 4 rounds of tomatoes. I'm soaking this baby all night long and hoping that the dish fairy comes tonight.
15 gallons of tomatoes turned in to all this beautiful food! Yep, my dirty dishes are still on the counter.
I ended up with 40 cups of oven roasted tomatoes drizzled in olive oil. My house smells soooo good. Thanks Gretchen for sharing this recipe!
10 quarts and 6 pints of plain tomato sauce.
Tomorrow: salsa, carrots and fruit Popsicles.