Marinara sauce - so simple you'll cry

Another weakness, pasta.  That carby goodness, topped with the simplicity of tomatoes, and all in a crockpot.

8 cups crushed tomatoes or 2 (28 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
2-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 whole bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried basil
½ tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon salt, if desired
freshly ground pepper

Place all ingredients in the slow cooker.
Stir well to combine.
Cook on low for 8 hours or high for six hours.
Stir the sauce and remove the bay leaves.
Taste for seasonings, adding more salt and some freshly ground pepper as desired.

Stay hungry my friend.