Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tomatoes In A Tube

I made spaghetti squash primavera again today and it is just so, so good. I will confess I didn't follow the recipe exactly. I usually follow a recipe once or twice and then just do it my way afterwards. Today I sauteed some onions, tossed in some red pepper and a little garlic. Okay a lot of garlic. Then I opened a can of diced tomatoes with jalapenos and added that. I like jalapenos but don't like cutting them up so the tomatoes with them already added is great for me. The finishing touch is the tomato paste. Is is thick and sweet and just makes the sauce. Today I squeezed some in because I just bought a tube of paste. I bought it because I hate using part of a can of tomato paste and then putting the rest in the refrigerator only to toss it a week later. Or a month later when it has fuzz on it. According to the tube, my new tomato paste will last indefinitely.

The paste in a tube costs more per ounce than paste in the can. I wonder if the can version should last indefinitely too. Or are there extra preservatives in the tube? I should check that out.

In the meantime I'm enjoying my delicious spaghetti squash.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The tube paste doesn't cost more if you are throwing away half of the can.
Sounds yummy, except for the jalapenos. :-) Maybe mushrooms?