Jade had a friend for a sleepover last night. I had some steaks in the refrigerator so I decided to go with that and a salad. When I asked the tiny, young lady how she wanted her steak, she replied, “bloody” and I knew I’d better do a little thinking about lunch the next day.
They ate a pretty substantial breakfast prepared by Jade; several slices of toasted brioche, leftover steak with eggs, fruit salad and juice, so I figured they would last until I could prepare some spaghetti with meatballs and garlic bread.
I know that I’m sort of a food snob but my snobbery doesn’t extend to sneering at everything that isn’t homemade. If I find good quality prepared food items, I’ll certainly take advantage. I removed some uncooked, pre-formed and seasoned meatballs from the freezer that I bought at Leclerc’s for just an occasion like today. If you’d like to make your own http://atomic-temporary-17826715.wpcomstaging.com/2010/12/07/spaghettoni-and-meatballs/.
1 small onion chopped
3-4 large cloves of garlic minced
1/3 cup olive oil
2 28 ounce cans of crushed tomatoes
2 basil leaves
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup of red wine
Salt and pepper to taste
Saute the onion and garlic in the oil until soft but not brown. Add the tomatoes, basil, oregano, sugar, wine and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer for at least 2 hours. Low, low flame.