Though both of us took to our tasks and were working simultaneously, the "Classic Tomato Sauce" was first underway so it could have time to simmer while the rest of the dinner was being prepped. I was pleasantly surprised at how low maintenance it was for being so tasty.
|Saute some chopped onions & garlic with oregano, salt, & a bay leaf.|
|Add a little tomato paste to the mix and let it simmer.|
|Pour in some canned crushed tomatoes to the onion mixture, let simmer, and season to taste.|
Now on to the meatballs, which were Jay's charge and were just as easy to put together as the sauce.
|Using the 'actual' recipe as a bit of creative inspiration, Jay used a butcher's blend of ground meats (from our local Belmont Butchery) and added egg, bread crumbs, and seasoning.|
For being so easy and quick to make, it certainly was delicious and came off feeling like a slightly elevated comfort food. More than one plate was had by one of our guests, though I won't name any names. ;) If you're interested in dishing up some of this in your own kitchen or being inspired by the original source, you can find the recipe for the sauce and the inspiration for the meatballs here. I know I especially plan on trying out the chicken meatballs with the parmesan cream sauce myself!