Right now in my garden, I am picking about 1/2 a dozen large tomatoes a day. We have been thoroughly enjoying these on sandwiches, and salads, and sharing them as well. Today I decided to try my hand at making my own sauce. I have never done this before. Not like this. I have made angel hair pasta with barely cooked tomatoes, but never cooked a sauce all day. Let's get started.
First, put on a cute vintage apron, because you are gonna make a mess!!!
Dice two whole onions, and mince several cloves of garlic, and caramelize in small amount of olive oil. Add your tomatoes that have been squeezed of seeds.
While simmering sauce, make meatballs! Using about 1 1/2 pounds lean sirloin, add about 1/2 cup parmesan, 1 egg, 1 whole onion finely chopped, 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs, desired fresh herbs and seasonings. I used salt, pepper, garlic and oregano. Mixing thoroughly, slowly add up to 1/2 cup or so of water, until moist, but not too wet.
While this was simmering, I cut up fresh zucchini and yellow squash in to inch thick rounds.
Pour some bread crumbs or panko onto dish, and in separate dish, crack one egg and beat. My bread crumbs were plain so I seasoned them with salt and pepper and garlic. Dip squash into egg, then coat both sides with bread crumbs and place onto baking sheet that has been sprayed with Pam.