Drink Wine Get Organized talkin’ about your cans! Taste and Savor by Chef Nancy Waldeck

Posted by Carrie Mixon Peeples on Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Open my freezer anytime of the year and you’ll discover a couple of quarts of this tomato sauce. It’s my dinner savior when I’m running late, my choice of sauces for lasagna and layered pasta or veggie dishes. Often I serve it up just as you see if here…simply and deliciously on whole-wheat pasta with shaved Parmegiano Reggiano. Although everyone thinks of tomato sauce as Italian, every country in the Mediterranean claims their own version, this is a recipe I learned to make in Provence.

We loved talking cans today! Watch the Facebook Live video and you can see the cans we think are essential – like canned tomatoes, beans, sardines and more! Carrie’s got some super organizing tips for making sure you know what’s in the pantry. Check them out below!

When you check out the recipe below – make a BIG batch of tomato sauce – triple or quadruple the recipe. To freeze, place the sauce in gallon ziplock bags and place flat on a sheet tray. When frozen, stack the bags vertically in the freezer. They will be super easy to pull out for a quick dinner.

Perfectly Easy Tomato Sauce

  • 2 TB Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Red Onion, Sliced
  • 1 Cup Dry Red Wine like Chianti or Pinot Noir
  • 2 Cans Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 1 TB Italian Seasoning
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • Grated Parmesan or Chopped Parsley for Garnish

Step One Heat the oil in a sauté pan and cook the onion over medium heat until soft. Add the wine and simmer for 5 minutes.

Step Two Add the tomatoes, oregano and a healthy sprinkle of salt and pepper, cook over medium heat for 20 – 30 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Stir in the herbs.

Loved tasting this wine with Carrie today – a Chianti Classico Riserva. An incredible value at just $13 at Costco. Run don’t walk to scoop up this yummy dark-cherry-earthy flavored Sangiovese from Tuscany! A great pair with the delicious and easy red sauce in the show today.

Carrie’s NEATSMART tips: http://neatsmart.com/organizing-pantry-canned-food/

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