One cold day, when the time for fresh tomatoes had passed, I took some of those frozen tomatoes out of the freezer. I put them on a baking sheet with some sliced red onions + rolled them all in a bit of olive oil. They baked until they browned a bit + then we tossed them with pasta, parmesan cheese, salt + pepper flakes. They tasted so flavorful...like little caramelized orbs of sunshine + summer. I prized every single one of those frozen tomatoes...so glad I'd made the tiniest of efforts.
So...guess what? This is the way I am preserving tomatoes from now on. I cut the larger ones into pieces before throwing them into those same freezer bags. These tomatoes can be blended + made into pasta sauce, curry, soup, shepherd's pie, taco casserole or any recipe that calls for canned tomatoes...but I gotta say that the baking sheet method is my favorite way to eat them. Yippee! Simplicity!
P.S. Full disclosure: I whizzed this (pictured) gathering of goodness up in the blender with some onion, salt + a peeled lime to make the most delicious salsa (devoured immediately)!