Just Improvising…

March 17th, 2010


cooking with Juan makes me happy… well, Juan makes me happy… there is just some special about making dinner together… sharing something I enjoy with him… plus, he is always agrees to cut the onions for me… I think I’m gonna keep him… we recently came up with this creation… it was delicious…

Ginny and Juan’s Pasta

1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tblsp. olive oil
1 can chopped tomatoes
about 1 1/2 cup chopped sausage (Alpine Sausage from Gene’s Sausage Shop)
garlic salt, pepper and italian seasoning to taste

In a saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onions and garlic. Add the tomatoes and heat through. Add the sausage and season to taste. Throw over some pasta and top with cheese.

One of those days…

January 18th, 2010


Ah Monday… of the second week of class… so much to do… I came home needing something warm, comforting and filling…

Inspired by Smitten Kitchen and Use Real Butter…I looked in the pantry and came up with my own quick tomato sauce… served over tortellini… it was pretty delicious!  Now… back to work!

My Quick Tomato Sauce

1 garlic clove, sliced
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 tomato, chopped
1 cup tomato sauce, canned
1/2 cup water
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs olive oil
1 tea Italian Seasoning
salt & pepper

1. Put butter and olive oil in a sauce pan, saute the garlic and onions.
2. Add the chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce and water.
3. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper (Go light on the salt as the sauce may already have some).
4. Simmer for 20 minutes until it thickens.