Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cooking on a budget, day 2

This morning when I got up and started my coffee I also started the tomato sauce, I like it cook it for a few hours on low heat to get that same flavor like my grandma's sauce.  This isn't grandma's recipe.. but it tastes pretty damn close.

1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
1 can water
1 clove garlic, minced
4-5 fresh basil leaves
1 tbs olive oil

In a large pot over very low heat sautee the garlic in the oil just long enough for the oil to get flavor 2-3 minutes, don't brown the garlic.

Pour in the tomatoes and stir, add 1/2 can water
add basil leaves

cover and let cook over low heat 1 hour, stirring every so often so the bottom doesn't burn
add the next 1/2 can of water and let cook for an hour or so longer, either until you're ready to eat or can't stand how good it smells and have to eat, lol.

For lunch I just boiled up some pasta and fixed a salad and we were good.

For dinner I went and made up a batch of meatballs with the ground beef that I bought yesterday (that I didn't realize was only good until today)  I made 12 small meatballs, Spaghetti and another salad.

Now we have leftovers for the kid to eat tomorrow when he comes home from school and enough for me to take for lunch tomorrow too.