A big can of crushed tomatoes... nice olive oil... sweet onion and lots of garlic... fresh parsley... a bit of red wine... and I had sauce! That I cooked! Without setting the kitchen on fire!
Really, it's not as bad as that, but I did have to wait for the DH to come home and open the bottle of wine. What is the matter with me that at 38 I still don't know how to use a corkscrew?
You should know that actually having a corkscrew in the house is an improvement. There was an occasion when my dad was living here and wanted wine with his spaghetti dinner. There were plenty of dusty bottles of wine around, but no corkscrew. If you could have seen the two of us and the mutilation we inflicted on that cork with a knife to get at the wine.
A co-worker who lurks here had pity on my culinary skills and emailed me his recipe with nicely detailed instructions. Which I promptly deleted in one of my *clear-the-inbox* frenzies. So Tony, would you send me that recipe again, so I won't have to improvise the next time I feel like spaghetti? Please?
It was pretty nice, btw. Needed something though.
If anyone has a nice, easy recipe they'd like to share, that would be fun, too. I need all the help I can get.
#22 in my 38 by 39.