Saturday October 13th I had me a little girls night. I invited some girly friends over and told them I would make them a Jamie meal if they would bring the wine! So I made them some pasta with marinara sauce and meat-a-balls and garlic bread, and salad with Normy dressing and tiramisu for dessert. So here is the Recipe that was my inspiration for the Marinara but I changed it up some and instead of adding the meat I made meatballs and here is the original Recipe: Jo Mama’s World Famous Spaghetti (thinking this is going to be my go to marinara sauce).
Here is my recipe
2 red onions, chopped
3 -4 garlic cloves, minced
2 (28 ounce) cans petite dice tomatoes
1 (28 ounce) can purred tomatoes
2 (28 ounce) cans Whole San Marzano tomatoes
1 cup red wine
Freeze dried basil
dried parsley flakes
crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 lb spaghetti
In large, heavy stockpot, coat the bottom of the pan with olive oil add onions
I took a picture of how I took the picture of the onions
saute the onions stirring occasionally until they are softened about 10-12 minutes
and stir and let saute for about a minute
then add in the canned, diced tomatoes
the pured tomatoes
and then the whole peeled, San Marzano tomatoes
Thats a lot of canned tomatoes!
then add the MOST important part of the sauce…
I used Cupcake, Red Velevt wine as that is my favorite wine right now
then add in (all on taste)
Freeze dried Basil
Italian seasoning, dried parsley flakes, and Kosher salt
and red pepper flakes
and black pepper to taste
and then about 2 Tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar
then add in 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar
and 1 cup of water
Stir well and barely bring to a boil.
Simmer on low, stirring occsinaly.
I simmered mine for several hours!
Cook spaghetti according to package directions.
Spoon sauce over drained spaghetti noodles add meatballs and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
I was SO distracted by the time the sauce was done with girl time and wine that I didn’t take a picture of the finished sauce!
But I did take pictures of everyone eating and drinking wine!
Cheers to girls night!
Look at all the wine!
I also didn’t take pictures of my meatballs for a recipe for you. I just threw the recipe together and they turned out awesome!
and here is my salad and garlic bread too!
the garlic bread was a hit!
heck the whole meal was