The gardens were exploding with ripe, red tomatoes this evening, and even after throwing a fair share to the chickens because of large bad spots, I still brought 40 pounds into the house and began a pot of boiling water to blanch the skins off of them. Autumn peeled them after they were in the ice bath, and I cut them and sent them through the food mill. We now have a roaster full of sauce in the oven, and a crock pot full on the counter. Tomorrow I hope to add spices, onion and garlic, and turn it into spaghetti sauce to be canned for the winter. Convenience food sometimes takes a little more time and thought than running to the grocery store and grabbing a jar from the shelf, but it's worth it!