It is TOO HOT to cook!! ... an understatement at the very least. Summer and the HOT weather is here to stay (at least I think so)...
GOOD NEWS .... Country FarmHouse Homemade Marinara Sauce can be made in the crockpot ... just add noodles, a green vegetable or tossed salad and a loaf of (store-bought) French Bread.
BETTER NEWS ... Our Country FarmHouse Homemade Marinara Sauce makes such a big batch, you should have plenty leftover to freeze for another meal (or maybe even two ♥).
Country FarmHouse Homemade Marinara Sauce
1 large Onion, chopped
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
10 Garlic Cloves, minced or use the minced garlic in a jar (tastes just as good)
2 cans (28 ounces each) Crushed Tomatoes
4 cans (15 ounces each) Tomato Sauce
1 can (6 ounces) Tomato Paste
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup minced Fresh Barley
1/4 cup minced Fresh Basil
1 tablespoon minced Fresh Oregano
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
Saute onion in oil under tender. Add garlic and cook 2 minutes longer.
In a crockpot, put crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, parmesan cheese, all the herbs and Italian seasoning. Add onion and garlic mixture. Stir.
Cook on a low crockpot setting for about 2 1/2 - 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
Serve warm over hot cooked spaghetti noodles.
Cool remaining sauce; transfer to freezer containers. Freeze up to 3 months. We also use this in our homemade mostaccioli.
This Country FarmHouse Recipe isn't just for summer, it is good anytime you have a "pasta" craving.
~*~ Lori ~*~
♥ Purdy Mama ♥