Mystery Pasta Sauce

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I haven't shown you the garden lately. Fall is truly here. I have 5 butternut squash growing on the ground and I picked one last weekend for New Life Mom and Dad to take to Baby Z. for all organic, Auntie Kate grown baby food. Yummmm! The green beans are mostly done. I get a handful now and again. I have to leave the lima beans alone because in order to get a good sized lima from those pods, they have to be HUGE. The parsnips are to be pulled after the first frost and the tomatoes are going gangbusters. I'm patiently waiting for the Big Boys to turn red and the rest of the Lemon Boys to turn yellow. But the cherry tomatoes? CRAZINESS. Everynight I pick a cereal bowl full. And every two nights, I make them into some sort of sauce to freeze.
I traded produce with Cowgirl last weekend. Summer squash for some of her green and banana peppers. Mystery Pasta Sauce ensued. One green pepper, one banana pepper, random onion from the refrigerator, home grown basil and oregano, a couple lemon boys and that bowl full of cherry tomatoes. Into the pot with lots of garlic!
Look at that yummy goodness.
Cooked down and juicy.
Then mashed with a potato masher and into the freezer. It's the lighter colored one. The redder one is another Mystery Pasta Sauce from last week. It had red peppers in it. I'm going to have an interesting winter, pulling these mysteries out of the freezer, no?
Running Club tonight! Wheeee! We're doing something called speed work. I have the feeling that's going to be hard, but I'm strangely excited. Again, I ask you - who IS this woman inside my body?!

Also, yesterday's meeting did not happen as planned, but something really interesting came out of it and I said yes and I'm going to take the opportunity that was presented. It's not life changing yet. But I'm taking that next step forward and seeing where it takes me. Just do the footwork, indeed.


Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

I love the idea of freezing sauces and meat dishes. But, our problem is we always forget to take the food out to defrost it, so we wind up with nothing to eat by the time dinner comes around. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

That sauce looks amazing. You are just a nature girl. IT'S TRUE. I called you a nature girl.

Jennifer said...

I enjoy reading your journey!

Shelley said...

You are going to have lots of summer memories this winter via your freezer! Love all that you do with your sauces - they all sound different and good!

Have fun running tonight! I'm resting until Saturday - eek!

The Good Cook said...

The garden and all of its produce look wonderful. I just picked up my CSA share today and am drying some peppers and roasting some beets and trying to decide what to make for dinner. Tomorrow I'm going to can apples with lemons and nutmeg.
I love pulling all this stuff out of the pantry or freezer in the dead of winter. It makes me all warm and cozy.

Kristin said...

Ummmmm, that fresh produce is reminding me that I need to get my arse to the grocery store!

Sparkling Red said...

I totally agree with your Just Do the Footwork approach. Trying too hard is counterproductive. Life makes offers, and if you meet it halfway the things that are meant to be happen organically.

So, boy, that sauce sure looks good. When am I invited over for dinner?