Monday, June 16, 2008

women helping women - cookin' for the man

I've been delighted to come along side Breanna and share parenting helps, marriage encouragements, and talk to her about how to begin to Create Sanctuary in her new apartment. Breanna's a mom of three little munchkins all under the age of three.

The third little munchkin, Cole Ledner, will be welcomed into the family the end of October. What's fun is that Michael and I get to be Poppi and Nana to these little people too. So, that will make nine little people that we get to directly leave a legacy for!Yahoo!

Michael and Breanna's husband, Griffin are (half) brothers and about thirty three years apart! What's fun is that both men LOVE Italian! Before Michael and I married,I asked him what was his favorite thing to eat. He did NOT hesitate - Italian. Anything Italian. So, I asked an Italian woman to give me some of her secrets. I wanted to cook for my man.

What's sweet is that Breanna does too. She knows that this is one of the secrets to Create Sanctuary on her home front. So, last Thursday I spent a little kitchen time with Breanna - making my Italian sauce in her new kitchen.

To make Lylah's Italian sauce - start with chopping an onion and 3 - 4 cloves of garlic. I often use more - cause we LOVE garlic.

Once the onions and garlic are chopped add them to an already heated pot - with about 6 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Keep the olive oil on a low heat. For a primer on the world of oils, visit Lindsay's blog. Great info on oils.

When the onion and garlic are translucent I add a can of Progresso tomato paste and stir it in with the onion and garlic. Chop fresh or dried rosemary, oregano, and basil and add this to the pot. Mix it up.

Then add your cans of tomatoe (I use Trader Joe's) diced tomatoes and a few of their cans of marinara sauce. Add about 1 Tablespoon of salt and stir it together. Simple and yum!

Not bad for having ONLY moved in the day before! I'm thankful for my friends that came to help bring the home front together.

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The Youth Pastor's Fam said...

this is my most favorite marinara sauce! simply the best. i am making it tonight for our dinner with angel hair, fresh baguette and green salad. yum.

Lylah said...

well...thanks dear daughter...makes your mama smile. and what's awesome is that MY GRANDKIDDOS like nana's italian too.

Amy said...

ooooo..... excellent! Can't wait to try this.. love homemade ANYTHING!! It's always better made with love, huh??

Hugs.. Amy