Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Today is a very special day for Our Subject because it is the day of the blessed cable TV appointment. Our Subject again appeared anxious but this time over the possiblity of not being prepared to answer the door quickly enough for the cable guy and thereby having to wait another full 24 hours to see The Sopranos (god forbid). Accordingly, he got up extra early and put on jeans, a t-shirt, and a baseball cap, and got back into bed to wait for that heaven-sent knock. When I got home from work the cable was indeed hooked up and, in honor of this auspicious occasion, I made Spaghetti Rustica which Our Subject rather appeared to enjoy eating while sitting on the newly slipcovered couch. He is a rather fastidious eater, however, and I am pleased to report that not a drop of spaghetti sauce landed on said newly slipcovered couch. Here's the recipe for future reference:

Grill 3 or 4 Italian Sausages
Saute one large yellow onion in butter
Add one large can of stewed tomatoes to the onions
Add salt, basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper to taste
Add one teaspoon of sugar (to cut the acidity of the tomatos)
Add a dash of red wine
Slice up the sausages and add them to the sauce and continue to simmer while you cook the spaghetti.
Toss pasta in sauce and: Voila!

No comments: