tomato sauce or tomato paste?

i recently donned by invicible chef's hat as i made my first ever attempt to cook lasagna (or anything at all). the ingredients were almost complete, except for one. the recipe called for a can of crushed tomatoes and i had no idea what it was. did it mean tomato sauce or tomato paste, coz they were the only ones we had in the cupboard. what was the difference, anyway? with no one to answer my questions, i sent sms messages to 4 friends.

KT was the first to text back, "tomato paste is thicker than tomato sauce". hmmm...that was helpful but i knew that already. i still waited for the others' input.

M was the next to reply with, "i don't know". at least she was honest! okay, so 2 more to go. i hoped they would help me solve my problem.

i waited for B to respond coz i knew she cooked. but she never did. probably she was busy in the hospital or had ran out of text load. too bad. A didn't answer too. either she was napping or doing her laundry, which were her favorite pastimes.

oh well, in the end, i used tomato sauce. it made sense coz if you crush tomatoes, you'd get a sauce-like consistency. yey! i'm smart!

after everything was prepared and was ready to bake, i realized another dilemma. how do i operate the oven?


Blogger No_Newz said...

LOL! Any time you need cooking help, send me an e-mail. So how did it come out?
Lois Lane

Jul 29, 2005, 3:31:00 AM  
Blogger duke said...

no help here either. i can't even tell a lasagna from a baked macaroni.

Jul 29, 2005, 4:50:00 AM  
Anonymous chie said...

LOL! Sarap ba? pahingi! :) Crushed tomato is simply crushed tomato....linaw no? heheheh, really they are tomatoes that were crushed and put in a can......so you would have a chunky, watery saucy stuff....na-imgine mo ba? hhehe...whatever basta edible ok yan....and you're right, you're smart using the sauce.....so pahingi?

Jul 29, 2005, 6:41:00 AM  
Anonymous bengorts said...

ahhh... kaya ka pala nagtatanong =)
masarap b?

Jul 29, 2005, 7:26:00 AM  
Blogger kero said...

no_newz: thanks! i'll do that next time. the lasagna came out well...for a first timer. i can't wait to try baking cookies!

duke: kaya nga di kita ni-text eh. =P

chie: wala pa ata ako nakita sa grocery ng crushed tomatoes eh. but the tomato sauce was ok na rin. next time, bigyan kita pag online ka rin. hehehe

bengorts: syempre masarap...aileen helped a lot!

Jul 29, 2005, 9:31:00 PM  

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