First, I’m not a fan of red sauce. I don’t like spaghetti or lasagna and on my side of the pizzas, I always put very little sauce. I love fresh tomatoes and I love tomato juice and, I really love a good, spicy Bloody Mary but not red sauce. I think it may be caused by my profound dislike of oregano.
This is totally not related to this subject but the other day Vince came in with a handful of oregano leaves from the garden, crumpled it and stuck it in front of my nose.
Me: Yuck! That stinks! Why did you bring that in.
Vince: I thought you liked it.
Me: No! I’ve never liked it. I grow it for you.
Then a few weeks later, we were moving plants into the greenhouse.
Vince: It’s too bad you don’t like basil. I really like it.
Me: I love basil!
Vince: You told me you don’t like it.
Me: I never said that. I’ve always loved basil.
Vince: I brought some in the house and you said “Get that stinking stuff away from me!”
Me: That was oregano!
Vince: Oh, I thought it was basil!
You see why he doesn’t cook! 🙂
Back to the pizza.
Yesterday I made a quadruple batch of Noreen’s pizza sauce. I’m a little concerned about me. I could not stop eating that stuff. It is so good. It has typical pizza sauce ingredients so I don’t know why I suddenly loved it.
Judy, and others who have made the recipe, don’t panic that you see the parmesan cheese in the sauce. It was in the shop fridge and I didn’t want to have to make another trip over there so once the sauce was done cooking on the stove, I took the pot to the shop, dumped in the cheese, stirred it up, then poured it all into the freeze dryer trays. I’ll do better next time! 🙂
A quadruple recipe gave me enough for three trays for the freeze dryer and a 1-1/2 pint jar, which I’m thinking will be enough for several pizzas over the next week or so. I may have to freeze some of it. That amount of sauce was not enough to fill up a fourth tray so I’ll freeze dry something else on that 4th tray. The sauce went into the trays and I put those in the home freezer to freeze overnight and I’ll stick them in the freeze dryer and get it going as soon as it’s good daylight outside.
I’m really anxious to see how this works on a pizza. Tony’s Pizza in Lake Charles, LA is my version of delicious pizza and this sauce recipe reminds me of what I remember their pizza tasting like. Chad, Nicole and Addie ate there not long ago so I’ll be anxious to see what they think. I’ll bring some of the sauce there and we and we can try it.
Friday is pizza day . . that’s tomorrow. I can wait.