Monday, June 11, 2007

It's done!!!

Don't you think the spaghetti is done? My grandmother used to do this trick when I was a little girl. I don't do it that often, however, when I threw the pasta last night the first thing that came to mind was, what a great post. I know I should have been reflecting about my grandmother, sorry Mom-mom.
Jay and I try to eat dinner at a reasonable time, but tonight we were hanging on the porch swing with a glass of red wine in hand. Simmering on the stove was Bob's Marinara. You know of him, he is Leslie's other half. It is a really great recipe that Jay and I love. I always serve it with Healthy Harvest whole wheat noodles, Caesar salad and garlic bread. YUM!


2T olive oil
2-4 cloves garlic, crushed
3 lg cans crushed tomatoes
1 sm can tomato paste
1 1/2 t oregano
1 1/2 t basil
2 t parley
1/4 cup sugar

Optional: onions, mushrooms, meatballs, sausage.....

Saute garlic in oil. Add all other ingredients. Simmer 2-3 hours.
Hint~ the sugar is the key (that little trick is from my grandmother).

By the time we did eat Pebbles was very tired

going down...

I must tell you about the much anticipated second book by Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns. I haven't picked up any knitting or needlepoint because I have been turning pages. I like to pass on a good book because it takes a lot to pull me away from my passions.
I highly recommend reading his first book if you have not already done so, The Kite Runner.

Have a great day!!!!


kim said...

I always add sugar to my sauce!

Pebbles, I just love the Pebbles!!!!! I could just eat her up.

So Much Fun said...

Does Bob know you are giving out his recipe :) ??? I have never tried that trick, probably because when I was growing up my mother would have killed me if I threw pasta anywhere, yikes!
thanks for a great pebbles portrait!

Sarah said...

I can't wait to read the Kite Runner, I have had it on my to read list forever. Thank you for the advice on a future read.

Your post is making me very hungry. Also the sounds of lounging on the porch is also very appealing.

Thank you for bearing with my envronmental knit whit post!

Kristin said...

I haven't ever tried that 'doneness' trick, thought I won't dare now or my daughter would be trowing her noodles all over the place!
Thanks for the book recommendation, I love a good read.

tiennie said...

Sounds delicious!

I loved The Kite Runner. Hope his 2nd book is just as amazing.

Meggie said...

loved your story about the pasta. also, ive been looking for a good read this summer. i never did get around to reading the kite runner. . . so glad you reminded me. thanks, shelly

a friend to knit with said...

Ahhh....How I would love some marinara right about now....with a nice glass of vino.....
I should really get my nose into a book this summer! :)

KeanaLee said...

thanks for the recipe! I will try it this week, sounds yummy.

Kaet said...

you always post the best recipes! i am so envious that you have a proch swing- heck, i live in a studio- i am envious you have a porch!!! :)
thanks also for passing along a great read, now hurry and finish so we can see what your needles churn out next! :)

Meggie said...

I revised my blog to include you, my dear. So sorry!! I considered it initially and wondered if I was revealing too much. I hear you have good news... congrats!