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Easy Creamy Tomato Sauce

tomato sauce

As a mom, I’ve found that my eating schedule has changed somewhat: I eat breakfast super quickly , while watching Emmett play in his room or his playpen. Then, I eat an early lunch, while Emmett takes his morning nap– usually around 10:30 or 11am. I eat a snack while he naps in the afternoon (2 or 3pm), and then by dinnertime, Scott is home to help out with Emmett. I’ve gotten used to eating around Emmett’s naptimes– when he’s awake, he takes all my attention!

Lunch today was mostly leftovers: leftover gnocchi from the other night (which I didn’t blog about), potatoes from last night, and some spinach that I lightly steamed for lunch today. The gnocchi was just the packaged, store-bought kind, but it was great for a quick weeknight meal (and subsequent leftovers). I made the sauce myself, though, and it was really quick and easy:

Easy Creamy Tomato Sauce

  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • a dash of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Saute the onion in olive oil, and sprinkle some salt and garlic powder on it. When the onions are becoming translucent, add the tomatoes. Cook until it’s just about boiling, and then add the red wine. Cook for 2-3 minutes, and then add the cream. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


January 28, 2010 Posted by | food, recipes | , , | Leave a comment