Waking up with a sick kiddo calls for comfort, in so many forms, which makes this comfort food pasta a must for Monday. We had such a great weekend and I plan to share a video….hopefully tomorrow….of our Saturday. We hit the New England Food Truck Festival, which was great. We hung around yesterday, Anthony just seemed a bit off, so of course he woke up under the weather. Because we were around the house most of yesterday, I thought it would be the perfect day to make a homemade sauce. Something about Sunday’s and sauce. I have to be honest, looking at whole tomatoes and imaging them transform into sauce has always seems like too much work. I researched and researched various sauce recipes. I decided to combine a few and let the magic happen. The real motivation behind the sauce, is because I love Costco. Like LOVE Costco. I know, it seems like an odd connection here, but for a family of 3, it’s not always ideal to buy in large quantities. When we were there last weekend, I picked up some tomatoes, since mine are still green. I am the only one in the house that really eats them in non-sauce form, so 4 pounds was quite a lot to have on hand . I decided to just do it, and made the sauce. This recipe is not only delicious, it’s incredibly easy. The flavor was so much better than anything I’ve bought in a jar. Don’t get me wrong, we have a couple of go to’s but this was something else. I’m incredibly thankful to have leftovers for lunch today. It’s a snuggly, power ranger costume wearing, comfort food required kind of home day today.
- Heat oil in a heave sauce pan over medium high heat. Add in the chopped onion and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook a few seconds more. Pour in the wine and allow to cook until the liquid is evaporated. Add in the tomatoes, herbs, salt and pepper. Allow to cook, covered, over low heat for about an hour or two. Cooking on a low heat and keeping the pot covered, allows the tomatoes to sweat, creating enough liquid to make a nice sauce. After a couple hours, using your immersion blender, combine the liquid until it's pureed. Continue to let the sauce simmer for about 30 minutes to an hour more. Serve with spaghetti, or pasta of your choosing., Enjoy!