Monday, June 22, 2009

GG's Summer Sauce

Where has the time gone? Between the last week of school, and recovering from the last week of school - my little blog has been sorely neglected. I hope this will make it up to you. My good friend Michelle brought my family dinner last week. How lucky was I? I picked her daughter up twice a week from school this year and she wanted to thank us by providing dinner - with all the works! Boy were we lucky when she decided to share her mother's sauce recipe with us. GG (as we all call her) certainly knows what she is doing when it comes to sauce. Thank you Michelle and GG for sharing your family's sauce recipe with Kitchen Klique!

GG'S Sauce Recipe

3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 small onions - finely chopped
2 celery stalks - finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped
2 peeled carrots - finely chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
64 ounces crushed tomatoes canned
1 bay leaf

In a large pot, heat oil, onion, and garlic over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add carrots and celery and heat for another 10 minutes. Stirring constantly. Add salt and pepper. Cook another 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and bay leaf and simmer over low heat for at least 1 hour. Discard bay leaf and enjoy. Makes 8 cups.

Michelle ALWAYS make at least a double batch and freezes the sauce in containers!!!!

Michelle said it tastes like her childhood - to me it tastes like a big bowl of friendship and sunshine....You be the judge!


finsmom said...

What a great way to use fresh summer garden tomatoes! Yum!

noble pig said...

What a great sauce! Happy Summer.

Sabrina said...

That sounds delish. With carrots no less. Great idea.