Alright, instead of the almighty ass worship thread (no disrespect) I'd like to see and exchange some good recipes. I love to cook and all things concerning gastonomy. I know there are people out there with some good ideas so please let's share them.
My Wife's Easy Italian Red Sauce (with my improvements):
Makes about 20 servings (awesome to freeze)
2 Tbsp Olive oil
Crushed Garlic (as much as you like)
64 oz peeled, seeded, crushed tomatos
(if you want to use canned tomatos I recomend two of the large Hunts brand)
1 can (8 oz)hunts tomato paste
2 Tbsp Oregano (if fresh double)
2 Tbsp Basil
2 Tbsp Parsley
2 Bay leaves
1-2 tsp red pepper flake
1 cup Dry red wine
Water for consistancy
Begin by heating the oil on medium in a pot about twice the size of the amount of tomatos (1 gallon) with a thick bottom to prevent burning. Cook the tomato paste in the oil to bring out the swetness for about 1 -2 min. Throw in the garlic and continue to cook for another minute. Pour in the tomatoe and spices and stir add red wine and i quart of water. Bring to a stiff simmer and turn to a low heat. Cook for about 4 - 5 hours adding water as needed to keep the consistancy as you like.
I like to add sausage or meatballs to the sauce as it's cooking to add flavor (I usually cook them before adding to the pot). Serve with any pasta you like.
If you keep the meat lean and don't over do it on the pasta this is a very hearty, satisfying, and guilt free meal. I sometimes eat it with spaghetti squash when I'm don't feel like carbs.