Crowdsourcing the Best Tomato Sauce
This past weekend was our anniversary, and we went to the beach to celebrate our marriage by running on the sand as if we were in a Vagisil commercial. Actually we stood on the sand and stuffed our mouths with Thrashers. But it’s mostly the same thing.
We also went to a famous Rehoboth pizza place that shall not be named because I’m cranky beyond words at this moment. We had this brilliant idea to purchase sauce and bring it home so we could recreate the restaurant experience in our own kitchen. Their pizza sauce is vegan. Their tomato sauce is not. Josh went up to the counter and bought the tomato sauce, not realizing that. I didn’t look at it until we got home. So we now have jars of unusable meat sauce on our hands.
I need a great tomato sauce recipe for tonight. Here are the parameters:
(1) I’d like it to cook for an hour or so. I have a lot of quick tomato sauces, which are fine. But I’m looking for a sauce that feels as if a lot of love has been put into it. Time = love. So I’d like it to cook for at least an hour.
(2) I’ve always preferred recipes that use canned tomatoes over fresh tomatoes.
(3) I am not a fan of oregano in sauce. Basil is fine. Parsley is fine. A bay leaf is fine. But oregano is not.
(4) It has to be vegetarian — no meat. Cheese is okay, but no beef, pork, chicken, etc.
If you have a recipe that fits this description, or you know that your recipe can be tweaked to fit this description, leave it in the comment section below or email it to me. If you’re okay with me posting your recipe at the bottom of this post so others can use it too, please let me know. If you don’t say so, I won’t post it.
Thank you for saving our dinner.