We've all had this happen. You plant just one more tomato plant, because, you know - there's a little more room and it's a shame not to use it....then BAM! You've got a bucket of tomatoes sitting on your counter and no time to do anything with them. Let me help you.
A few years ago I spent several weeks furiously canning tomatoes, peaches, and jams because I didn't want anything to go to waste...and I realized something. Tomatoes freeze really well. I put a tray in my freezer, washed the tomatoes, and set them (whole and uncut) on the tray until they froze, and then put them in freezer bags. When I was ready to can them, I pulled them out and let them defrost in a bowl. To my surprise, the skins came off in a heap - no work at all!