In an effort to clear out some deep freezer space, I dug out some spaghetti sauce from 5/10/13. Why, oh why did I think it was smart to make a batch of spaghetti sauce before my garden had ripe tomatoes? Why did I buy canned tomatoes and waste my garden herbs and fresh garlic??
My daughter knew instantly that I'd pulled some terrible prank on her. She normally gobbles up more spaghetti than I do. This time, two bites in, she tells me how horrible it is. The tomatoes are hard and chunky! It tastes like pennies!
She's honest, I'll give her that. It was bad enough I let her swap it for a granola bar.
What's funny is that in terms of spaghetti sauce, the flavor is still better than what you'd get out of a jar because I went through the effort of using all the other fresh ingredients I could. But man, those tomatoes are no bueno, and my kidlet could tell. Come to think of it, nothing in the sauce but our garlic and herbs were in season. This year I'll be more patient and make even more of the real deal.