Babe-trons! Lauren here and I am particularly excited for what we have in store for you today! We recently had a new neighbor move in to the condo and it got me thinking – should we bring them something?! My answer is (and will always be) YES! Because moving is rough and everyone loves a good neighbor, plus giving feels good, so why not?!
Here is the tricky part, you want to make a nice gesture, but you don’t know what they like. Luckily, we’ve come up with the fool proof gift for gifting any new neighbor! What does everyone love? Fixings for a homemade meal! Specifically, fixings for a delicious spaghetti dish with homemade pasta sauce!
3 lbs. tomatoes, cut into quarters1/4 cup chopped onion1-2 cloves fresh garlic, minced1 tsp good olive oil1 tbsp fresh basil, minced1 tsp lemon juice
-In a large sized sauce pot, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent. Add tomatoes and bring to a boil-Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.-Using a hand blender, puree the tomato mixture.-Strain the tomato mixture to remove seeds and peel.-Combine tomato puree and basil in the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until volume is reduced to half. Stir regularly to prevent sticking.-Add lemon juiceLet cool and pour into a large mason jar. Screw on the lid tight & voila! The most delicious homemade pasta sauce you could ever imagine.
Want to see the rest of the gorgeous welcome to the neighborhood basket we put together? Well, you have to pop over to the Kendall-Jackson blog to see the full DIY! No, but for real, it’s really cute and I might be giving them out as Christmas gifts I liked this one so much.
Take a peek and let us know what you think! Made your own? Make sure you share! Tag @laurenkelp and @kjwines to share your gift baskets with us. Who knows, we might move into the house next to you so we can receive one 😉
This post is sponsored by Kendall-Jackson but all thoughts, opinions, and food obsessions are our own.