A Classic: Spaghetti Sauce

Schetti!! ( is that how you spell that?) Everyone’s favorite!! It’s Monday and it’s pasta night.

Quickly stated here is my all time standard works for me sauce:

Saute onion preferably a sweet vidalia and 3 cloves of garlic thinly sliced, one can press, chop – I like my garlic where I can see it, in several tablespoons of olive oil. Saute until onion is translucent. Add two cans of Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes – I used the crushed with basil and one 1/2 can purified water and for a canned tomatoe I enjoy this product. Add a palmful each of basil and oregano, I like to pour it into my palm and crush it to release the smell and the oils of the dried herbs – I get mine from Penzeys. One teaspoon of salt and oooodles of fresh ground black pepper. Simmer for hours.

To make this with meat buy your most favorite sweet italian sausage – while I adore whole foods, wild oats has a much better homemade italian sausage and I only buy without MSG. For me that is an important detail. Remove from casings and simmer with the onion and garlic — this smells sooooo good!!

This will make one meal and one to spare that I ladel into a jar for freezing

My mom’s version added a can of tomato paste and this thickens the sauce

My sauce lately has been watery – really tasty still,  but for some reason watery  

A wonderful friend of mine was paralleling it to my life – similar to that book that I can’t remember the name of – burnt rice – burnt by my man, he left—that was last may – I could not stop burning the rice – the watery spaghetti sauce started at the end of this school year, tears for the loss of my marriage – watery sauce

does that sound a bit hokey ???

(still can’t remember the name of that book)

Meatballs of course are an ultimate addition and worth saving for another post!!

flickr image credit —simply stated – yum

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2 Responses to A Classic: Spaghetti Sauce

  1. Karen Darling,I always read your posts because I know I will ALWAYS learn something and be entertained-a hearty laugh and cheek to cheek smile-today is no exception!Sweetie, at least your sauce still tastes amazing-the watery part will be easy enough to fix in time!!!HUGS,Derrick Sorles

  2. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Derrick my dear — hugs back and more, I could not have a more devoted champion for my work or my spirit. It makes MY day to know that I can bring a smile to your very handsome face – especially a cheek to cheek one!! Someone really has to tell me the name of that book – I think I need to re-read it. It talked about how emotions reflect in your cookingMother Earth

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