Thank you for all the comments about my "problem" and for making me feel better about said problem! ha! I did want to mention that I know some people say these types of comments and they do mean well. And I realize that. I've just never heard someone refer to it in that manner before. Like there was something wrong with me. But oh well. Movin' right along as the muppets like to say...
About a week or so ago, a friend of mine and I got to meet a Bravo Real Housewives star! None other than Ms Table Flipper herself! We both just have been big fans of hers, even though this last season she made me want to strangle her a few times. However, I still am a big fan of hers, ingredientses and all. She spoke for about an hour and answered questions from the audience. For those of you that care, she said that she and Melissa are definitely not speaking right now. And Season 4 just wrapped. From some comments she made, there is obviously a lot of tension still between her and Caroline and Jacquelyn too. But who knows...
Let me tell ya, she is SO nice in person and signed copies of her cookbooks for well over 2 hours. (and yes we waited that long-whew!) I took a picture with her, but I look horrid in it so sorry kids. Not posting it! ha!
She talked to all her fans in line, took as many photos as you wanted and never made anyone feel rushed.
I was in the mood for spaghetti last night so I decided to try her "Quickie" Basic Tomato Sauce from her Skinny Italian cookbook last night and it was delicious. I really will never go back to the store bought canned sauce again. This was too easy and too delicious.
Basic Tomato Sauce AKA “The Quickie”
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
One 28-ounce can imported Italian plum tomatoes, broken up, with their juices
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and their juices and the tomato paste. Bring just to a boil.
2. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the basil. Simmer to blend the flavors, about 10 minutes. The end.
Then I grated some fresh parmesan. I have these girls to thank for my now need to grate my own cheese all the time. And while you are visiting them, go ahead and bookmark or subscribe to their site. You'll thank me later.
Then I ate. Delizioso!