Tomato Windfall!!

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I have found myself happily in possession of 8 lbs of beautiful roma tomatoes.  Just not sure how I want to use them.  Tomato sauce?  Salsa?  Tomato paste?  Marinara?  For now, they look beautiful on the table.  Tomorrow I will decide their fate.

And so it was decided... tomato paste!

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I weighed out 7 lbs of those beautiful romas, cut them up, cooked them down, ran them through the food mill and produced two sheet pans of tomato sauce...

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...which then got cooked down in the oven for 4 hours until a beautiful tomato paste was created.  I then took the paste and place it into 5 5-oz jars and pressure canned them and from all of those lovely, fresh tomatoes, this is what I ended up with.  Best tomato paste ever...

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