Hello there, blog world!
I wanted to post earlier, but I left my camera at home.
And this post would not be very interesting without pictures.
I want to share with you my first attempts at pasta sauce. I’ve never made tomato sauce in my life, but for some reason, I really wanted to try last night. You see, I was sure it was going to be a special night and a victory dinner would be in order.
So it was time to get to work.
First I cooked up 1 yellow onion and some garlic in just a bit of extra virgin olive oil.
After about 30 minutes, it had thickened up. I added some rosemary, as it was just about the only appropriate spice I had in my kitchen. It really should’ve been chopped up better than that, but I got lazy. Oops. I let it simmer for another 10 minutes or so.
I drained the spaghetti over a bed of spinach, in order to wilt it….a tip learned from Caitlin in her 15 Minute Pasta Salad recipe.
I was pretty amazed at how easy making my own pasta sauce was. It was the same kind of surprise that I got last week when I figured out how to make applesauce. It’s making me think that I’ve been making this cooking thing out to be so much more difficult than it really is!
Tonight I had the same thing, but dressed it up with a couple of items I picked up from Trader Joe’s on my way home:
I cooked up a Garlic Herb Chicken Sausage and added it to my leftover spaghetti+sauce. Then I topped it with a little cheese. I took a picture of this masterpiece, but somehow, it deleted itself. Seriously. It isn’t on my camera. Mystery.
Dinner was accompanied by:
I had never had Trader Joe’s garlic bread before, but let me tell you…it was about a billion times better than I expected it to be. Normally, frozen garlic bread doesn’t have much flavor, but this bread was so good. A little cheesy. Perfect.
Now, it is time for me to sit around and veg. It’s only 7:50pm, and I already feel like heading to bed. Between work and celebrating the GIANTS WINNING THE PENNANT, I have just tuckered myself out!
(That’s right, my victory dinner was in honor of the Giants. I’m a dork. Don’t worry. 7 more games, and you won’t have to hear baseball out of me until spring!)
I thought tomato sauce would be difficult to make…but it turned out to be easy.
Have you ever thought a meal would be difficult to make, but then found out it was a snap?