As the scent of cooking tomatoes filled my apartment I came to a realization. Some people eat macaroni and cheese or chocolate brownies to comfort themselves. I decided that from now on I'm going to make marinara sauce. It makes me SO happy! Much happier than even eating it - although I must admit I do love eating this sauce. I love it on the spaghetti and I love soaking up the leftovers with some crusty bread.
As soon as the marinara starts bubbling on the stove the scent is overwhelming. It always smells so good to me. No matter what I'm making, as soon as I start sauteeing onions and garlic, Thatboy yells out "something smells good." And that's exactly how I feel about a good marinara.
And this is a good marinara. FAR better than what Thatboy's mom passes off as a spaghetti sauce. This makes enough for Thatboy and I to drown our pasta and extra to stick in the freezer for a cold day...which doesn't seem to be appearing any time soon.
Basic Marinara Sauce
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 28 oz can whole tomatoes with basil
- 1 can tomato sauce
- 1 can tomato paste
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp salt
- Heat oil in saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until onion is lightly browned.
- Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 30-45 minutes.
- Remove cover and cook 15 more minutes.