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Today’s horoscope: Over It, with a splash of Is It Friday Yet?, and a strong chance of carbs with meatballs.

March 9, 2011

Here’s what I’m cooking tonight:


You heard it right, sister! No more spending $9 a jar for me, the recipe is now online!

(Makes 7 cups)

  • Four 28-ounce cans whole tomatoes with basil, preferably from San Marzano
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons minced onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 leaves fresh basil, torn (optional)
  • Pinch of dried oregano


  1. Remove tomatoes from can and place in a large bowl, reserving juices. Crush tomatoes using your hands; remove and discard the hard core from stem end, and any skin and tough membrane; set aside.
  2. Place oil in a large, nonreactive saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion, and cook until soft and just beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, and cook until softened, about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes and reserved juices; season with salt.
  3. Increase heat and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to low and simmer until slightly thickened, about 1 hour.
  4. Stir in basil, if using, oregano, and season with pepper; continue cooking 1 minute more. Remove from heat and serve.


One Comment
  1. liza permalink
    March 9, 2011 9:45 am

    sounds yummy!!!! i add tomato paste too.

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