When I was in a dorm, my roomate taught me about how to skin tomatoes. She would always keep some in the freezer, and then pop them into boiling water for a few seconds, and then the skins would peel right off.
It’s honestly not something I ever thought justified keeping tomatoes in the freezer all the time, so I only tried it once in over 15 years of marriage. It was easier to just leave them with the skin on regardless of what the recipe called for. But I’m always open to an easier way to do things, and I’ve discovered that you can get the same result by putting fresh tomatoes in boiling water for just a few seconds. Though the instructions I followed last time said to put them in one by one for five seconds each, I decided to see what would happen if I put about 15 or 20 in at a time (because I’m always looking for a simpler way to do things :)). It worked fine, though I had to leave them in slightly longer.
This was especially useful today when I needed peeled tomatoes for the tomator and pepper relish. And next time I make tomato soup, I’ll be able to do it properly.