Spaghetti sauce has been a tradition in my husband's family (even though they are not Italian) for generations. It was always the men's job of making it. It was made in big batches and frozen for later and convenient use. During our first year of marriage, while I learned what my husband liked, and basically learned to cook, I prepared all the ingredients as my husband has said, ready for him to make. Well, he never had time to make it and I ended up making it alone, it literally took me 2 days to make the sauce. I was in tears at the end. I blanched the tomatoes, skinned, diced, did EVERYTHING from scratch, and promised to never do so again in my life. And I never have. I used canned tomatoes, proudly, along with canned tomato paste, but other than that I make the rest from fresh ingredients. This batch made me 6 yogurt tubs! We're ready for a good 6 months! It is a bit thick, my husband says more like a chili. If i need it more saucy, I add a can of tomato sauce/paste when I de-freeze it. It takes less space in the freezer (because it's thicker) and I can thin it out as needed depending on what I'm making.