SAUCE, that's what.
4 smallish onions, coarsely chopped
A big old bag of dried basil, since I couldn't find fresh.
11 pounds of organic heirloom tomatoes ($10), coarsely chopped
This is what was left after I was done attacking them:
Stems and split parts
A few nasty ones
It all came together into this:
Added a few big glugs of balsamic vinegar, some white wine, and a whole bunch of spices that I thought went with it.
Simmered for h-o-u-r-s, stirring often. After a while I hit it with my stick blender, and let it keep going for a while. Lots of salt and pepper.
MMMMMMdelicious. Most of this is destined for the freezer.