Thursday, June 30, 2011

Homemade Bolognese Sauce

I said I was taking a break..I guess what I meant was that I will be blogging more sporadically.

Last night I made a reallly realllly yummy sauce that I have to share!!!!! So good you guys!!!
It does have wine, but all the alcohol cooks out.

Bolognese Sauce, Morris style

I began by browning up 1 pound of ground beef.  While my ground beef was cooking, I seasoned it with Garlic Salt, Pepper, and some Thyme. When done, drain and put aside.

Sauce portion:  1, 28 ounce can of Tomato Sauce
                        1, 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes w/ basil and garlic/ Muir Glen Organics is great!!
                        1/2 a yellow onion, sliced Or chopped however you like
                        1/2 cup red wine, something good. Something you would drink. I used Cabernet
                         1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
                        Granulated Garlic, Sea Salt, Basil, & I didn't measure.

Combine all these ingredients in a large sauce pan. Begin to heat. I start by cooking on medium heat, stirring often, until it reaches a slight boil. Then turn the heat down to low, and simmer slowly for another 30-40 minutes. Stirring along the way.

At the end of 30 minutes, I add in my meat. Let the sauce and meat simmer together for another 10-15 minutes, to infuse all the flavors. That's it.

Serve over your pasta of choice. We had good ol' spaghetti.

Thanks for coming by!! Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Taking a Break

As I'm sure you have noticed, I haven't been blogging. I have to admit I've missed it.

However; I got a job!! YAH ME!!! It's just part time but, three nights out of the week I am not home to make dinner.  I am bartending...something that I love. It's the best people watching you could ask for and I get paid for it. I get to see some crazy things :-).

I work at a Pool hall up here in my little town. The owner, Pete Tonkin, is the #1 pool cue making in the U.S. right now. He's been going to all kinds of competitions and Winning!! Very cool. His cue business is named Tonkin's Custom Cues. Check it out

This cuts down on the blogging time. Also, now that it's summer we are eating less and definately not baking as much. All that baking really made swim suit season scary for me.

I promise to blog at some point this week. I'm just taking a much needed summer break. Spending time with my family, planning camping trips, going to the river, maybe going to Hawaii, and now I'm working(it feels great).

So check back randomly and see what I've been doing or cooking. Hope everyone is enjoying summer.
Now that it's finally here, I know we are!!! Cheers & Happy Cooking everyone!!