One of the nice things about the internet is that a person can find tutorials for just about anything. This is especially handy for yours truly, who wants to feel all domestic, but usually doesn't have a clue about how to go about things.
Such as making her own spaghetti sauce.
I think I did a pretty decent job, but as I was working, I noticed that the tutorials seem to have left out a few steps, such as:
|Step one: Put on a cute apron. It will make you feel even more domestic.|
|This doesn't look like a lot of tomatoes. It is.|
|Don't feel bad that you've left your slow cooker on the counter for a week (every day meaning to put it away). The insert actually works quite well for blanching your tomatoes.|
|How long will blanching and de-skinning the tomatoes take? Approximately the length of one entire baby-nap.|
|Make sure to peel a couple of extra carrots- your sous chefs will get hungry.|
|This. Process. Is. Messy.|