The Frugal Girl put out a challenge to try one new recipe a week. With all of the cookbooks I have (not counting the pins and magazines), I definitely need to do this. The first recipe I tried is a crockpot marinara sauce from Mom on a Mission. I have made small batches of marinara sauce. This one was very easy. I opted to add in some extra veggies. I had zucchini in the freezer and mushrooms and bell pepper in the refrigerator.
I added everything into the crockpot and let it cook as directed. I did leave it in the refrigerator overnight where it thickened up nicely. I used this in the spaghetti pies I made earlier in the week and had three bags to add to the freezer. This was so much better than bottled sauce. It was a bit of work up front but worth it in the end. I will use this recipe again and again.