I used two different recipes. One for a basic, roasted tomato sauce. So very easy! And Amanda's sauce recipe. The roasted tomato sauce had a concentrated, pure tomato flavor, great for adding to in the future. I must have made a mistake somewhere in trying to double (or was it triple) Amanda's recipe and the sauce ended up needing to cook down forever. That resulted in a very strongly seasoned batch of sauce. I ended up blending some of both together and achieved a great consistency and flavor for pasta/ pizza sauce.
bpa free plastic pint jars from Ball that I found at my local large grocery store (for less than this online price) because I was afraid of glass in the freezer. I did end up using a couple of wide mouth glass quart jars that I had because I didn't have enough plastic. I just left a lot of headroom in the glass ones. It was well worth the time and money spent. Next year, I'll hopefully have things timed out better and I'll get the tomato soup made and frozen in advance too. I guess it's not too late. I'm thinking I might have to take another note from Amanda and try out her carrot tomato soup. I'll let you know how it goes!