Giant Foods - Never Use Processed Tomato Sauce Anymore
Giant Brand Petite Diced Tomatoes With Onion, Celery and Green Pepper - Compliment
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND -- Thanks to being introduced by a Sicilian friend the joys of throwing together a tasty (and fast) tomato sauce using browned minced garlic, olive oil, and crushed plum tomatoes w. sugar and spices, I haven't used processed jar sauce in years. (As for simmering a sauce for hours, my friend sneered you just end up with overcooked sauce).
But being lazy I was happy to skip having to mush up the plum tomatoes by opting for diced tomatoes in a can. Now I have found a lot of brands of diced tomatoes to be really good, but if you like a faintly sweet, bright tasting light sauce, I've found the Giant brand of Petite Diced Tomatoes with Onion, Celery and Green Pepper to be amazing - it's good straight from the can, just warm it up and dump on pasta. Since I like pepper, I might toss in some coarse black pepper and garlic, or mushrooms, or some meat, but I'm impressed that a canned tomato tastes THIS good with little or no amendments.
Can't beat it when it's a nasty cold day and you need a good meal after a long workday. I stock up on these regularly - inexpensive, made in U. S., nothing artificial. Great stuff if you like a light sauce that is a touch sweet - reminds me of some expensive summer tomato sauce you'd get at a restaurant.