Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Well I thought I would have had more time to add a post or two this blog this week, especially with Bob gone, I thought I would be sitting around twiddling my thumbs. But no such luck. I have been a bit busy with all sorts of stuff. Most of it being taking care of acreage. The veggie garden is a lot of work too, but Im getting some great stuff out of it too. I made the first batch of my roasted tomatoe sauce, the first pic, is of it as it comes out of the oven. The next is the finished product ready to freeze. Here is the recipe,
Roasted Tomatoe Sauce
2lbs ripe tomatoes (I find if the tomatoe is ripe the skins are easier to remove)
3 table spoons olive oil
2 teaspoons mixed italian herbs
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 cloves garlic chopped
Preheat oven to 400f
In a roasting pan sprinkle evenly all the ingredients except the tomatoes in the bottom of the pan.
Slice the tomatoes and and place cut side down, on top of the oil and herb mixture.
Roast for about 30-40 mins or until the skins start to lift.
Allow to cool then remove the skins.
Use a blender or fork to break up the tomatoes.
Bob is on his way home now and I will be using some of the sauce for meatballs. He is getting picky these days about food, when I first met him he was glad of anything I made. I think I have him spoiled, he is even putting in requests. I have to say its nice, it means he must like my cooking.
A change of subject now, we went to see the new Batman film last week it was really good. We really enjoyed it. It seems that there are some good new films out at the minute we are hoping to go see the X Files on Friday. I cant wait, I love the X Files. And of course there is Mama Mia, another one I cant wait to see. So different to the other two I know, but I mean its ABBA. I know all the words to all the songs. We will be singing our little hearts out. There was talk of our Zumba class going to see it. That will be a hoot, Joni the instructor, says we should do a zumba routine to Abba music. I can see if we have a few bevvies there may be a few arrests or we will get barred from the cinema. I hope not theres only one in town.


Raquel said...

Beautiful sauce! Our 'matos have slowed up a bit, except for the romas. Now, if you go and get arrested, Sue and I will have to come bail you out! Have fun anyways! Much love - Raquel XO

Sue said...

I don't know how I missed this lovely recipe on Zaar. I've saved it in my cookbook since I saw your lovely pics.
Tomatoes are in season here and quite cheap at the moment so I will be making this quite soon I bet.

Greta said...

Got to try this recipe. Our tommys are just coming into their own over here so will give this a go.
Can you pop over to my blog please. I have something for you.x

Marie said...

I have made your sauce before Chris and I can testify to it's deliciousness!!! OHHHH, you will love MAMA MIA! I can't wait to see it again! It's wonderful!!