2.16.2009

A Quick Supper





Every time i make spaghetti, it is a little bit different. Tonight, i'll start with a kinda cajunesque trinity: onions, carrots, celery. Add some oregano, bay, salt, pepper, then deglaze with some leftover red wine. Next some lovely tomatoes we canned ourselves. Next, some defrosted Chinese meatballs from Steven's last batch of spaghetti, for which he made a few too many meatballs (what a great thing to freeze!). And at the end, a very liberal dose of chopped parsley, basil, and garlic, and some parmesan and pepper before serving.

My Stepmom, Norma, makes spaghetti with a little bit of cinnamon. Wierd as it sounds, it is actually really good.

How do you make spaghetti?













9 comments:

Steven said...

No complain to have a delicious dinner when a long working day and driving. Thank you Mr.

J Catlow-Shea said...

The best way for me to make spaghetti is...to let my husband make it...

Sam said...

hahaha Catlow. is he a chef or something?

john said...

I have never made my own spaghetti, but as I'm learning to cook, it will be something that I will try.

Robert said...

I looove pasta. I make mine pretty simple. My fave is the bucatini. I cook the pasta, then stir in a mixture of 3 eggs and creme, then toss in sauteed mushrooms, fresh tomatoes and lots of chopped cilantro. Topped with grated cheese. Hmm... I could use some now! Call me a piggy.

You two have an egg-cellent weekend.

Sam said...

I'm gonna try that eggcellent approach next time Robert! :-)

Ice John's World said...

Wow, that looks good! Now I need find a Itlian place for dinner tonight.

Will said...

I frequently make it very simply in an Italian way: al dente, with some very good olive oil dribbled over it, some fresh chopped garlic sauteed with a little flat leaf parsley, then freshly grated parmesan and good cracked pepper.

I'm intrigued, Sam--when does Norma apply the cinnamon, and how much?

Sam said...

Hi Will, i'm not sure, but i think she puts it in at the deglazing point.. just a little spoonful. I once tried it with a couple of cinnamon sticks, but of course, it was nothing like Norma's. Something about the cinnamon with the beef, tomatoes, and mushrooms is really good. I have to get the official recipe.

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