Marinara sauce & Happy Birthday to Evelyn

Made this sauce for my mother in law for her birthday dinner. The past two years we have made her chicken parmesan because she seems to like it! Normy makes the best chicken. So we team up and he makes the chicken and I make the sauce…

So here is another Jamie marinara sauce for you.

So you will need:
Grapeseed oil
Red wine
Two yellow onions
4 29 oz cans of tomato sauce
1 29 oz can of Petite Diced tomato chunks
large can of Tomato paste
Italian Seasoning
Ground Thyme
Freeze dried Basil
freshly ground black pepper
Kosher Salt
Balsamic Vinegar
Parsley flakes
Dried Basil
Red Pepper flakes
Garlic salt
Light brown sugar
Freeze dried oregano
Onion Powder
6 garlic cloves

Start by chopping the two yellow onions
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preheat a dutch oven to medium heat and coat the bottom of the pan with Grapeseed oil
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add the onions and saute for a few
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Then stir
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while that cooks go ahead and mince the garlic cloves

once that is finished

add to the onions that have been sautéing
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and stir in and saute for about a minute
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then add the 4 cans of tomato sauce
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and then the tomato chunks
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then stir

then add in the tomato paste
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then add in the wine, about 1/2 a cup
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then add in one cup of water
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then stir that all together, carefully as my pot was really full!
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then add all your spices by taste
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Kosher Salt
Garlic salt
Italian Seasoning
Oregano
Basil
parsley flakes
red pepper flakes
onion powder
Dried thyme
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stir that all in

I also added in the fresh black pepper as well and stirred that in too

then add the balsamic vinegar about 3 tbsp
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then add in about a tbsp of brown sugar
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stir that all together
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here is all the spices I used
Garlic salt
Italian Seasoning
Oregano
Basil
parsley flakes
red pepper flakes
onion powder
Dried thyme
Kosher Salt
and freshly ground black pepper
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simmer it for several hours covered on medium low heat, stirring occasionally and then serve

or what I did was instead of serving it, I put it in jars and then let it cool some more and then put the jars in the fridge for when I needed them the next night for dinner.

and all I did was pour the sauce into a pot and just warmed it for dinner.

So Normy was in charge of the chicken and he had a little helper, TJ
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Normy’s chicken is the best because he uses a LOT of butter!

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Here’s the Recipe for Normy’s Chicken

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Tara was in charge of the Garlic bread
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Suyzel and Isela made the salad
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and I (of course) took pictures of everyone and the food!
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Here’s my plate!
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Tara also made a dessert – Apple Pie Trifle
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and so did I – tiramisu
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Happy Birthday Evelyn
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11-4-2012

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