OK, so apparently what I will be doing this weekend is sitting at my computer feeling sorry for myself. Particularly since I have to go to work tomorrow (ugh). Sorry, green pants! We will meet again soon. I need some veg time.
Since I’m by myself, I’m going to eat whatever I like for dinner. And whatever I like is, as always, pasta! My favorite since I was a little kid. Here’s how I make the sauce:
splash of olive oil
1 small onion, chopped very fine (about half of a grocery store onion is plenty)
1 clove garlic, minced
3 Thai chillies, sliced or chopped
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
generous handful of fresh basil in season (about 2 teaspoons dried if it’s not)
a generous shake of dried oregano (anyone ever used fresh? They don’t have it at the farmer’s market here)
pinch of salt
Start the water for the pasta. While it’s heating, saute the onion, garlic, mushrooms, and chillies in the olive oil until soft. Add the remaining ingredients, stir, cover, and simmer until the pasta is done.