This was a delicious al pomodoro sauce! I used homegrown tomatoes, and did not remove the skins or seeds. The BBQ really brings out the flavor of the tomatoes, and it is surprising how much juice comes out when you mash them! I used about 4 times the garlic and basil, and put the bay leaf in in the beginning, while I was sauteing the onion. The sauce is wonderful as written, but was also great with a little goat cheese too. I would say a full recipe makes more like 36 cups and feeds roughly 36 people, so you can scale accordingly. Delicioso!