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Old 06-27-2007, 11:33 AM   #1
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ISO Simple sauce for pasta

Helllo. I just want to make some kind of a nice sauce for spagetti tonight. Something simple with what I have in the house. Something that will be enough for 2-3 people only. I don't reallly want left overs. I have some tomatoe pasta, 1 large can of whole tomatoes and a few small cans of tomatoe sauce in the house. I also have onions. I don't think I want it to be a meat sauce, but if need be - I could take hamburger out of the freezor and defrost. Any ideas? Just looking to have a nice spagetti dinner tonight.

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Old 06-27-2007, 11:40 AM   #2
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You could make a simple tomato sauce. Saute some onions and garlic in olive oil. Break up the whole tomatos and add that to the sauteed onion and garlic.

Add some basil and/or oregano. Simmer for 30 minutes. Done.

If you are adding fres basil, add it in the last ten minutes.
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:56 AM   #3
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I know you don't have these things listed, but I make a very simple sauce with olive oil, garlic, and dried cranberries that always goes over well.
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Old 06-27-2007, 11:56 AM   #4
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^^^^ what he said, don't forget the red wine though.
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:09 PM   #5
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Even if you just have dried oregano, ground garlic, dried basil, all of those will still make a nice sauce. It would REALLY be nice if you had some red wine to throw in there!!!! You don't even need meat if you don't feel like it. Sometimes all I want is a nice, thick, red sauce.
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:12 PM   #6
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Empty the can of whole tomatoes into a pot and take a stick blender to them...season and simmer.
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:39 PM   #7
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You could make a simple tomato sauce.
Thanks a lot! this will help.
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I know you don't have these things listed, but I make a very simple sauce with olive oil, garlic, and dried cranberries that always goes over well.
This sounds rather interesting. I can't make it tonight, but how many dried cranberries? I whole bag of them?
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:42 PM   #9
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Well I have a 1lb of hamburger that I defrosted and mixed with parm cheese, italian breadcrumbs, water, onion and garlic. There in the oven now. I'll just cool them - put them in the fridge for the day.

When it's time to cook the "2-3 serving simple sauce" tonight, I'll heat up the meatballs in the sauce.
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:44 PM   #10
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by the way, I do have a very nice pasta sauce recipe that I got from my MIL. I halfed it the last time and I had enough left overs for quite awhile. It's very good. But - sometimes you just want a quick sauce to make that will just last for 1 or 2 dinners ya know?
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