Every Summer for many years now, our family has had a camp out at Ponderosa State Park. We hike, ride bikes and swim in Payette Lake. This year on one of the hikes Margaret’s family found and picked wild Huckleberries. Our planned Blackberry Cobbler was reinvented. Here is our new recipe for
“Dutch Oven Blackberry Huckleberry Cobbler”.
Homemade Tomato Sauce really is easier than it sounds. Like anything else it takes a little time, but really your stove and freezer will do the hard work.
I don’t like to eat tomatoes and neither does my husband so I’m really not sure why we planted tomatoes. We must be crazy! So I ended up with all these tomatoes no one was eating – now what? Tomato sauce! – we love to eat that. I cook with Tomato Sauce all the time, yah whoo! lets save some money.
Now our recipes will have Homemade Tomato Sauce.
– and so many others.
Now really it’s so easy.
- Rinse tomatoes
- With a sharp knife make a little X on each tomato
- Boil tomatoes for 1 minute
- Place tomatoes in ice water (I fill up my sink)
- Peal tomatoes (the skins will slide right off)
- Add a 15oz. can of Tomato Sauce to a large pot
- Cut tomatoes in half and squeeze out all excess water and seeds
- Place tomatoes in the large pot
- Add seasoning now or wait and add later to your recipe
- Simmer 2 hours (stir occasionally)
- Optional: Place in blender for desired texture.
See I told you it was easy. Enjoy!
I am constantly relearning the fact that my children are picky eaters. If it is something they have never seen before it is automatically “yucky” in their eyes. For my daughter, if there is green bits on it of any kind she will not go near it. There are a few things however that they will both eat with gusto. Meatballs is one of them. My children actually love meatballs. We do not eat them a lot, but I do try to keep some in the freezer. Yes, these freeze well and are easily re-heated in the microwave. As my entire family eats them they do not stay in the freezer for very long.
I was getting a little tired of meatballs in marinara sauce, and I was not sure if the kids would eat just plain old gravy. I did not have any BBQ sauce on hand, but it sounded good. So, after searching the internet for ideas (there were a lot…) I decided to just start throwing things in until it tasted good. It was a success, the sauce was great and the kids still ate it. This is really the most important part, having food the kids will eat is what is really important these days.
I was in charge of making a co-worker’s birthday treat. She chose Ice Cream Cake. I thought Mint Ice Cream Cake sounded good. I asked her if she liked mint, she said she did so “Mint Ice Cream Cake” it was to be. This was a new experience for me, I had never made or even thought about making Ice Cream Cake. It sounded fun.