For years we did without. [Perhaps because we had not yet bought a house, and after we did, because we had.] Somehow buying the big name food processor outright seemed an extravagance. And any other one would never satisfy our amateur cooking ambitions, the typical ad campaign brainwashed consumers that we are. So we waited. Until the temptation came within reacha seemingly pretty good sale price for the slightly reduced power version of the classic modeland we grabbed it. Happy little food processors we became. Except that our laziness prevented us from fully exploiting the processor potential. The two extra full disk cutting options. One with the big "extremely sharp blade" warning sticker still stuck on the shining metal. Until a dr bob mom visit, during which the question came up about using the slicer blade. The sticker came off. Some potatoes got sliced. Wow.
So back to the topic at hand. Veggie pasta sauces are a snap with the food processor. Just mine the refrigerator for its veggie deposits in the lower drawers. Assortments are good for this. First the onion, then the secondary items. Not quite like opening a jar, but jars just don't cut it, usually.