Listen, I know Lucy turned 6 and I haven't posted, and Jean got married and I haven't posted... but I made this tomato dish tonight and NOW I AM POSTING. Make this, and you'll see why.
It's from Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver -- I discovered it when our CSA (crazyboyfarm.com) posted it on their website.
Roasted Tomato Sauce
8 cups tomatoes coarsely chopped
1 cup onions, chopped
4 cloves garlic whole (I used minced)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (I used a diced jalapeno pepper)
1/2 cup olive oil
Mix together in shallow baking pan, and roast at 450 degrees for 35-40 minutes. As it cools mash with potato masher or fork and add 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil.
It honestly ought to have a warning attached -- you can go ahead and plan to freeze some for later, but it'll be really hard to keep it out of your mouth first.
I served this tonight over penne pasta and the kids devoured it. But my FAVORITE way to eat this is hot or cold, on top of a toasted slice of crusty bread. It's RIDICULOUS how good it is.