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Welcome to Tweaked at Chez Jan de la Dayton....translated to 'tweaked at Jan's house in Dayton'! Sounds fancy, but it's not. If you choose to share a recipe, be kind and give me kudos for it. The pictures are NOT to be taken off this blog unless used in a direct link to this blog. Once upon a time I was a Weight Watchers leader....that chapter is closed. But I still like to eat and bake and don't like the weight that finds its way to me too easily. So I go find delicious-sounding recipes and tweak them. Some recipes, however, just don't turn out right if they're tweaked. I've not posted anything....so far.....that isn't WW friendly. That might change, and I'll warn you if I post something with 'scary' P+ values. For those who don't use substitutions, the ratio for Splenda granulated/sugar is 1:1 and the ratio for egg substitute/eggs is 1/4 cup of egg sub = 1 egg. Now.....let's have some fun in the kitchen!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Basic Spaghetti Sauce

I must really like Kitchen Therapy!! Last Monday I visited my favorite Veggie Lady, Vickye, and bought what seemed like a ton of tomatoes!!! Seriously......it felt like I was carrying a ton!!!

I used the tomatoes in the left sink to make stewed tomatoes (sorry, no pics or recipe because I forgot to take pics and can't find what I did with that recipe!). I used the tomatoes in the right sink for this recipe. It called for 30 pounds of tomatoes.....so I weighed them and it came out to 30 pounds exactly! Yes, Vickye, you were right! This is a tweaked version of the recipe Vickye gave me.....her recipe said to saute' the onions, garlic and bell peppers but I opted to not do that...you can if you want to!

Makes 72 Servings
1 Serving = 1/2 cup = 1 PointsPlus™

30 pounds of tomatoes
1 1/2 cup onions, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
2 1/2 TBSP salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
2 TBSP Italian seasoning
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil

Wash tomatoes. Remove the skin, core & cut into quarters. Put these in a HUGE pot with all the other ingredients and bring to a boil.

This pic is to show how big the pot is that I used....that's a 1 cup measuring cup.

Reduce heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by @1/3 (or to your preference). Let cool completely. Bag & freeze (or you can 'can' them.....again, your preference).

I made 12 bags containing 3 cups each. I had less than a cup left after that so I put that in with some stuffed peppers that I made and froze.

Now you have the basic sauce so when you serve pasta, you can add mushrooms (which wouldn't add any PointsPlus™) ….... or you could saute' some low fat ground beef or turkey sausage, just don't forget to add PointsPlus™ if you do!

Now for the 'legal mumbo-jumbo' to keep me out of court!! *** The PointsPlus™ value for this recipe was calculated by me (Jan Gomes) and is not an endorsement or approval of this recipe by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus™ registered trademark. ***

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