Thanks guys! I sent the boy out to pick up a can of crushed tomatoes. I didn't know that some would have added water... And that's what he got. I had to strain it, ended up with little left, and so added tomato paste. I went easy on the seasoning. It was DELICIOUS!! It really did give a more robust, fresh flavor. I'm really glad I did this. Thanks for all the replies. They've been very helpful.
1/11/17 at 6:36pm