This morning I knitted for a while but knew I had to get spaghetti sauce going.
Ideally I would have leftover already cooked steak and pork chops but I don’t so I started with raw meat. In addition to the steak and chops, there’s meatball fixings in the big bowl and Italian sausage in the smaller bowl.
Before browning all the meatballs, I make a little test patty to check the seasonings. These needed more garlic and a bit more salt.
The steak and chops were browned. The meatballs were browned. Onions, garlic, celery, sweet peppers and carrots were chopped.
The Italian sausage was browned, veggies added and sauteed.
In the summer when I have basil coming out my ears, I chop some, add a bit of garlic and olive oil and freeze it into cubes.
The tomatoes were added, along with 3 cubes of basil, oregano and wine.
The chops and steak were added.
Noon! It can sit and simmer til about 4 p.m. Then I’ll take the steak and chops out and add the meatballs, which will simmer for about an hour in the sauce. Once the chops and steak cool, I’ll take the meat off the bone, cut it into thin strips and add it back to the sauce.
It won’t be ready til tomorrow but it will be delicious . . if you like red sauce. Here’s where the “Good Wife” award should be won by me . . I do not like red sauce but Vince does . . so I slave over a hot stove fixing him his favorite meal.