Our Cousins Ralph and Rachel and their little one have been visiting from out of town for the last couple days, and we've been having a blast. Everything their 2 year old says and does is beyond adorable. At last night's dinner, the discussion turned to Italian food. Specifically, the abomination that is jarred sauce. Cousin Ralph is one of my authorities on Italian food, so when he says I can make a quick and easy sauce that will trounce the stuff we usually buy, I'm going to have to believe him.
So here it is, Ralph and Rachel's Weeknight Sauce:
- Sauté a few cloves of garlic (4? 6? Be creative!), Olive oil (Ralph says be generous with the Olive Oil, Rachel says, not so much), a quarter of an onion and some salt and pepper
- Add in a big can of Tuttorosso Crushed Tomatoes with basil. That's the Green Can, not the Blue Can (Ralph and Rachel agreed on this topic, which makes me think it's imortant)
- Add in a small can of hunts tomato sauce
- Let it simmer away while you make your pasta
Remember, this is the quick and dirty Weekday Version. I suppose once I've mastered this, I can graduate to the multi-hour prep "gravy style" sauces. Yeah, I'm not there yet.
If all goes well, I can be a sauce snob in no time!
Thanks R&R for a most fun (and educational) visit!