Just because I need a change of pace once in awhile.
Once when I was home visiting mom, I took her to a church spaghetti supper where we met up with her sister, my beloved Aunt Betty. This was at a time when I still couldn’t really eat anything with onion in it, without immediately getting a migraine. Of course, the spaghetti sauce for the church dinners was chock full of onion. No problem, I said, you ladies enjoy your dinners and I will get something to eat later.
This was not acceptable to Aunt Betty.
She went into the church kitchen and whipped up a spaghetti sauce just for me. And it was DELICIOUS! This is how she made it.
3 T. olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
2 pats of butter
Saute the garlic in the olive oil and butter until just golden
Add 1 can Hunt’s tomato paste (Aunt Betty insisted on Hunt’s. You can try others. I’m just telling you what Aunt Betty said.)
Add 2 cans of water
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add parsley (Aunt Betty used dried, but she said of course fresh parsley is delightful.)
Cook down to “right consistency”. Don’t put a lid on it.
And there you have it. If you are home some evening with a box of pasta and a can of tomato paste and bulb of garlic and don’t know what the heck to have for dinner, you can make Aunt Betty’s tomato sauce. It will not give you a migraine.