Pasta, who doesn't love pasta?
Well for me its one of my favorite things to cook! So tonight we had rigatoni with my homemade bolognese sauce. I love to make homemade pasta sauces, I just feel like it always tastes better when I make it myself.
Like most of the things i make there is no real recipe just experimentation and trial and error, I think i pretty much have it down now because during cross country season our team has pasta parties the night before each race, so i got a lot of practice making different sauces every week. Tonight i started my sauce off by softening some onion with garlic and red pepper flakes (I like it kind of spicy). Once the onions were soft i added some tomato paste and Italian sausage, when the sausage was all browned i deglazed the pan with some red wine and added a can of diced tomatoes and a can of tomato sauce. I let the sauce simmer a few minutes then added the herbs and let simmer another 9 min while the pasta cooked.
Well that's basically how i do it but i rarely do the same thing twice so each time I make pasta sauce I always have to switch it up a bit.
And the verdict is...both my parents loved it! well my mom thought it was a little to spicy but shes a wimp haha jk LOVE YOU MOM! =]