Saturday, May 17, 2008

Easy Sauce

Quick Easy Pasta Sauce ... Revisited.
I heard Joy Behar from the View say "I don't get why everyone buys jarred Pasta Sauce, when it's so easy to make at home!"
I completely concur!
I am SUCH Sauce Snob it is unbelievable. Here's how far it goes. I won't even eat Pasta at other people's house unless I know it's homemade. I will just pass on the Pasta or only eat the pasta plain. It's true. It's a curse my family bestowed on all of us, (my cousins and my bro and me) many years ago.
You wanna know something funny? My HUSBAND is now a sauce snob... and a cheese snob, and a bread snob and a pizza snob.
Before you start commenting to me how it's okay to buy the jarred junk, and how good it tastes, and how convenient it is and all, let me just say... Fine! Eat what you want! No skin off my nose.
BUT... IF YOU WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING THAT IS FREEZABLE, DELICIOUS, AND YOU KNOW EVERY SINGLE THING THAT GOES INTO IT, AND HOW LONG IT HAS BEEN SITTING IN YOUR FRIDGE...
Make you own sauce.
Please...
Just try it.
Okay another rant... NO ADDING SUGAR! What IS that?
Makes NO sense to me.
Buy good quality canned, roma tomatoes or do your own from the vine, and sugar is not needed.
Don't over think cooking.
Keep it simple, fresh as possible, and in season, and everything else will fall into place.
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Quick Sauce
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2 large cans tomatoes
(no seasonings added, NOT sauce, just whole or crushed tomatoes, no salt, nothing!)
1 small onion chopped
4 cloves garlic chopped
olive oil
If you bought whole tomatoes, crush them with your hands or whiz them in a blender for 2 seconds or put a hand held stick blender on them for a second.
Put some Olive Oil into a pot and let it get hot... add onions and saute them until translucent
lower heat and add garlic and toss it around for one minute
add the tomatoes
stir
add salt to taste
add pepper to taste
Only add herbs at the very end, whether fresh or dried.
Cook for 1/2 hour on low heat, covered.
THAT'S IT!
If you want meat sauce, just brown it up and add it at the beginning.
Put meatballs in with the sauce at the beginning.
It is very easy, tasty and fresh!
Also economical!
I buy the canned tomatoes with Italian names or the words POMODORO on it.
Pomodoro is Tomato in Italian.
Product of Italy best too.
If you have fresh grown tomatoes at home, just peel them, and squish them and do the same.
Enjoy...
and don't get mad because I dissed jarred sauce.
My friends of Latino descent are mad that I used to buy pre done taco shells,
and buy beans in a can. Every nationality has it's "ick" factor.
Jarred Sauce is mine.
Ciao, Ciao!

5 comments:

Andi said...

Amen!!

Saundra said...

Andi... LOL!!!

Saundra said...

Andi... LOL!!!

tamara said...

Saundra how much sauce does that make? Because it sound wonderful and healthier also.

Saundra said...

Enough for 2 nights of meals, depending on the amount of sauce you put on it.

OH!!! NEVER, EVER, EVER RINSE YOUR PASTA AFTER IT'S COOKED!

Put a little of the sauce on the drained pasta adn stir it around.