Exactly two cool things happened today. The rest blew chunks.
1. I worked out. Woo. Hoo-fucking-ray. That’s two miles down, and I’m vaguely aiming to get ten to twelve miles in this week, so good for me. (Last week I did nine.)
2. I made pasta sauce from scratch for dinner tonight, and it actually turned out to taste really good. I’m a little more excited about this one.
I had these tomatoes on the counter that my parents gave me two weeks ago or so, and I hadn’t gotten around to using them and they were too ripe to put on sandwiches, so I decided to look in my favorite cookbook EVAH, Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, to see if I could find something to do with them.
And once again, Mark didn’t let me down. I had enough stuff lying around the kitchen to make his basic tomato sauce recipe, and it turned out beautifully, and tasted awesome on a little spaghetti. Oh, and did I mention that it was hellaciously easy? Yeah. It was.
Seriously, I just heated some olive oil, minced onion, and garlic in a pan till it got hot, and while it was heating up, I cored the three big tomatoes and cut them into two or three pieces each. Then I crushed the pieces with my hands and threw them into the pot and turned the heat up and let it go until it started to look like sauce – about ten minutes or so. Then I threw in some salt and pepper and stirred in another tablespoon of olive oil and spooned the whole mess over my spaghetti, and it was SO GOOD. And there’s enough left over for lunch tomorrow. Yay.
But seriously, the rest of the day was total crap.