Monday, October 19, 2009

Quick Spaghetti For a Tired Cook

Farberware Classic 8 Quart Covered Straining Stockpot

The end of the day. I must have spaghetti for Dan - Went to Wal Mart to shop with the scooter gang. Remembered the reusable shocking blue Wal Mart grocery bags. YEA! A quick nod of the head to the greeter...bought Italian Sausage (just about the only meat I'll buy at Wal Mart), 29 oz. can tomato sauce, 29 0z can diced tomatoes, 8 oz. package of fresh portabella mushrooms, sweet onions - beat the scooter gang to check out, and came home. Making the sauce - put a glug of olive oil in pot - add one diced onion and one or two tablespoons of minced garlic. Dump in the entire pack of mushrooms and a cup of fresh basil - let cook until the onions are very soft and when they are, add the can of tomato sauce and the can of diced tomatos and another cup of fresh basil, salt and pepper to taste. Let it simmer at least 15 minutes, 30 is better. I have window boxes of basil - (they love the sun and to be in a bottom watering container).Cook the Italian Sausage to the side - I just cook it in a fry pan with a lid - then you can add them to the sauce for about 5 minutes, or not if you have vegetarians in your house.

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