Trying something new this Thanksgiving. Ron was to work last night but got called off. So we had not prepared anything for a meal today as I would be up alone while he slept. Now we had to figure out what to do. On years where he did not work we would make a reservation at a local restaurant we preferred.
This thanksgiving we are doing something we have not done before. Ron and I are trying to cut down on the amount of meat we eat. So I am making a tomato sauce with out hamburger or sausage. Instead I used beef bouillon to give a deeper taste. I like my sauce to be really tomato tasting. Here is what I did.
I took three cans of Dei Fratelli which I think is the most tomato tasting sauce I have tasted and put them in a large pot. Then I took a container of mixed peppers and added them. I also added a whole container of diced celery. I added a quarter container of yellow onion. ( I do not like onion really so I only add enough to give a flavor with out being overwhelming which I think onion can be. All measurements are subjective to your taste.) To this I added the two beef Bouillon, and two regular small spoonful of minced garlic. Then the following spices measured roughly by pouring then into my hand. Oregano but not a heaping palm full as it can turn biter if not balanced. Sweet Basil a full palm full. You don’t need to worry about sweet Basil because if you add a bit too much it will only make it a sweeter greener sauce. I add rubbed sage for taste and also Thyme. Most people never think to add that but it really does make a difference. Then I heat the sauce and when simmering I add two different types of mushrooms. I use a basic white mushroom sliced as they take the flavor well, and a small whole mushroom as it gives a texture. Then add a bit of salt, simmer and then just before you start the water for pasta taste the sauce. This time I added a touch more minced garlic and a half palm full of sweet basil.
Ron put garlic toast in the oven and I am heating the water for the pasta. Use what ever pasta you prefer. Today we are going with Angle hair as I forgot to get regular spaghetti pasta. I hope you enjoy your meal as much as we are going to ours.
Best wishes and loves to all. Hugs