Sunday, August 15, 2010
It's just The Ballplayer and myself for dinner tonight. The Tortured Teenager has a job (thank you!) and The Fireman is off on a fire. I really have fallen off my menu this last week. It's hard to make a huge meal for just us two. Even harder when one has a very unrefined palate. He is begging for Spaghetti. I really don't feel the urge to slow cook a sauce for two hours just for us so the store bought sauce will have to do. Even I use them. There are some great varieties out there that don't taste like dressed up ketchup. I still have to play it so it appeals to my taste.
While the noodles are cooking, dump one jar of your favorite store spaghetti sauce. I am using Bertolli's Basil sauce. Add 1/2 box of cream cheese and let it all melt together. Add 1 tsp of cayenne pepper and 1 tsp of garlic powder. This one will surprise you, add 2 TB of Marsala to the sauce. This will give that simmered all day taste. Let simmer for 10 minutes. I like to dump the noodles right into the sauce pan. I like them saucy! My Ballplayer was trying to eat as I photographed this. You'd think I never feed my family!
at 8:00 AM