Basic Tomato Sauce
An exact recipe is hard to pin down: We measure tomatoes by the case, not the pound; basil is measured by the bushel. The sauce is ready when my grandmother gives the nod, so the timing is never quite the same. Simmer for the time specified in this scaled-down version or until you're happy with the consistency (about 40 minutes at most). You can also blend the tomatoes and strain to remove the seeds.