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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!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Best Stewed Tomatoes Ever

Seriously. WHAT was I thinking when I bought a box of tomatoes??? I must have been out of my mind!!!!  But....we love stewed tomatoes and thought I'd make them all into stewed tomatoes, leaving a few out for a delicious tomato/onion/cucumber salad. Well, after using THIRTY tomatoes, tossing a few out in the yard that were funky-ish, I still have 20 tomatoes left. Tomato soup might be my next adventure. On a positive note, these ARE the best stewed tomatoes I've ever made. Can't wait to have some with dinner tonight! I didn't even think to take pics of all the ingredients, but this was truly a 'winged' recipe! 
 
BEST STEWED TOMATOES EVER
Makes 5 Quart Bags and a Little Extra
 

30 tomatoes
1 TBSP salt
2 TBSP sugar
1 TBSP Italian seasoning
½ of a large green bell pepper, diced
½ of a medium onion, diced
 
In a large pot of boiling water, plunge the tomatoes in for @30 seconds; remove to an ice bath. (I did this in 2 large stock pots....10 tomatoes at a time)
Peel the tomatoes and discard the skins. Cut the tomatoes to the size you want.
Put all the ingredients in a large stock pot, stir. Let simmer for @an hour.
 

Put the stewed tomatoes in quart-size freezer bags and the 'little extra' in a bowl to use now.
 
 
Freeze for future use.

MY SPIN: You could also dice some celery in these.

Later!
Loving Life!
Peace
Jan

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