I hear so often at the market, "I didn't even get to eat all the veggies I bought last week." Sometime nature provides more than we can reasonably eat in one week, sometimes we just have to take home ALL the summer produce because it is so beautiful. We have the best intentions.
Well, if your produce splurge includes a of pile of tomatoes, relax and try this time saver/guilt lifter. Get a gallon size Ziploc freezer bag and place your washed and dried tomatoes in the bag. Take the stem off but leave it whole. Go ahead a pile them in. Apparently when they defrost they won't stick together! Even better, place them in a large sauce pot to defrost and the flesh will sink while the water rises. Pour off the water to reduce the time it takes to cook your sauce down!
I will post an update later this winter when I finally get around to making and canning my sauce. Feel free to share your favorite recipes!