It seems once tomato plants begin to produce there is no stopping them for a time. Tomatoes are usually plentiful in my garden up until first frost. I have made every possible concoction with tomatoes. I have given away a few, sent some home with the kids, and fed my chickens tomatoes. Our dog, Max, is happy with the imperfect tomatoes. He loves a tomato for a treat. Max has always been a bit unusual! I don’t want to waste one tomato. Tomatoes are high in potassium. Infact tomatoes have more potassium than a banana. I have a huge crockpot. I remember I bought it years ago as I never had enough stuffing at Thanksgiving so everyone could have their fill when we ate leftovers the next day. The crockpot holds a generous amount, tomatoes included. I wash my tomatoes, scoop out the core, and give them a gentle squeeze to remove many of the seeds. The crockpot is filled to the brim. Next I add celery, carrot, and onion chunks. Salt and pepper with fresh basil and rosemary are added. The crockpot is left on high all day. Once cooked I use my mixing wand to blend the tomatoes until smooth right in the crockpot. Seeds and peel disappear in a few minutes of blending. I fill cupcake tins with the sauce. Once frozen in convenient half-cup portions I pop them into a ziplock bag. Delicious, home-made tomato sauce is just a freezer away all winter long.