Monday, November 13, 2006

Getting Your Veggies

Tonight was another of the "What's in the fridge?" nights for dinner. I odn't know about J-lo, but I was happy with the results. Pretty simple really.

Chunky Garden Marinara

3-4 TB Olive Oil
1/2 yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large carrot, grated
1/4 green bell pepper, diced
1/4 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 yellow bell pepper, diced
1/2 can of tomato paste
1/2 cup dry red wine
Tomatoes/Sauce (When I only use part of a can, I freeze the extras--probably one can diced and one can of sauce)

Heat the oil, saute the onions until soft. Add the garlic. Cook for a minute. Add the rest of the veg. Saute for a few more minutes. Season with Salt & Pepper.

Add the tomato paste, let cook for a minute. Season with the herbs of your choice. Thyme, Basil and Oregano seem to be my favorites when I'm playing with tomatoes. Add the wine and stir to incorporate. Add the tomatoes. Simmer and enjoy! Serve with your favorite pasta. I had ziti tonight.

I really wanted garlic bread, but didn't have a nice fresh loaf of bread, so I popped open a tube of Poppin' Fresh and brushed them with a touch of butter and a little garlic powder. Then grated some parmesan over the top, baked and eat them all up! The garlicy parmesany biscuits are in the back...I needed something for dessert, so I sprinkled cinnamon sugar on them. Mmmm.


ScottE. said...

Oh, since I had some extra time, I just let my sauce simmer for about an hour, covered over the lowest heat. Stir every so often.

Dancer in DC said...

Biscuits just make everything better, don't they?