I like to do it myself, most of the time anyway. However I like being able to do it myself, even more.
We had homemade pizza for our dinner on Sunday. When I went to the pantry cupboard there was no tomato sauce. Around here tomato sauce is usually purchased as part of a recipe that is planned for, except for that lone can in wait for "those times" and apparently I had already used it! Not wanting to go back to the store a third time (yes twice, short story, I forgot the pizza cheese on the supplies list, for Pete's sake!), I improvised.
And as luck would have it, this is now our pizza sauce. Worth the little bit of extra time, and the bonus? I always have cans of diced tomatoes, I could not get along without them. This sauce is flavorful with just the right touch of tomato goodness.
Pantry Pizza sauce
by the seat of my pants
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes - do not drain
1 T sugar
1/2 t oregano leaves
1T basil leaves
1/4 t garlic salt
1 T olive oil
Empty tomatoes into a medium sized saucepan.
Mash the tomatoes with a potato masher, to break up.
Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until thick, 30-45 minutes.
|Pizza Sauce, homemade from your pantry.|
This is done, 30 minutes. Thick enough to stay
where the spoon pushes it! The smell is so good!
Now your pizza is ready to be made, choose your favorite flavors and bake! Pizza is fun, easy to personalize and then all you have to do is.....
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