Wednesday, October 6, 2010
It's chilly and raining; two ingredients much sought after for being in the mood, the cooking/baking mood, at least for me that is. I love cooking when it is cold, dark and rainy out. I like cooking most of the time but if it's really hot; forget it. Last night was a bit different; I left cooking to the last minute. I'd been busy doing other stuff and finally ran downstairs to ponder dinner. The mushrooms caught my eye; that was that. I started simmering them in a pan with some garlic. Once they made some nice brown stuff on the bottom of the pan I poured in a good amount of wine to pull that flavor off the surface of the pan and into the sauce.
Once everything was simmering nicely I added tomato sauce, Parmesan reggiano, fresh basil, salt and pepper. I let that simmer for at least 20 and threw the pasta on. Made a quick arugula (of course) salad with a pile of fresh tomatoes and poured myself a glass of wine.
Tossed a little extra mozzarella cheese on top with some fresh basil; done. I do love Italian.
Posted by Sherri at 7:04 AM