Wednesday, May 25, 2011

PASTA QUEST DAY...week 4...DAY 19

Last night's pasta was shared with Aynex and several of her friends at an impromptu dinner party. The evenings festivities, along with several glasses of wine, kept me from posting this last night.


Spaghetti with Bolognese sauce


Ground pork
Garlic, onion, celery
Carrots -2
Basil, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes
Cream or whole milk
28 oz. can whole, peeled tomatoes


Brown the pork and remove. Deglaze pan w red wine and add to the meat. Saute garlic, onion and red pepper flakes, when soft, add the carrots and celery and cook for a5 minutes before adding the tomatoes. Cook for 10 minutes and add the meat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours.

While the pasta is cooking add cream to the sauce and cook over low heat uncovered.


After several minutes of eating, Aynex gave this a 10. Later she wanted to replace that with an 8, but was not allowed to do so because she had gone back for seconds! P and I gave it a 10. The remainder of the guests were too busy eating to offer an opinion.

Pasta is always better when shared with good friends. The conversations were animated, and on occasions rather low brow, and the laughter was infectious. Good taste prevents me from providing any specifics.

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