This was the first dish I ever made in my crock pot and it was absolutely wonderful. As for where I came up with it, it's all in the imagination. I served this with a combination of roasted fingerling potatoes, carrots, roma tomatoes with fresh rosemary and thyme. I also served this with a achovie based garlic butter spread with the same herbs in that.
This is a fiberous and healthy soup I make for my boyfriend and I to eat throughout the week when we don't feel like cooking. I'll make it on Sunday and it will last till Thursday. Plus its a great way to clean out your fridge.
This marinara is a offshoot from the recipe I found in the most recent issue of the "best of the best from florida" cookbook. I love this recipe because this pasta sauce has sustinence. This recipe yeilds about 5 1/2 mason jars of marinara. Great for gifts or to keep in the freezer.
NOTE: when using the canned tomatos opt for whole because the diced tomatos have a weird taste because of what is used to hold them together.
Also I dont measure the herbs so use them at your discretion.