It's hard to believe but here I am - posting my second blog of the week --- and it's only MONDAY. I'm just going to go ahead and say it - I'm pretty darn proud of myself. Back to back blog posts --- that's got to be the sign of a good week, right?
This is going to be a really busy week so dinner's are happening between 5:00 and 5:15 every night. (Anyone else so over-scheduled that dinner occurs within a 15 minute window?) Hello pasta dinners! I love a good pasta sauce that I can make ahead of time so getting dinner on the table by 5:00 --- easy as pie. ;)
Meatless "Meat" Sauce
8 ounces mushrooms
6 Tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 cup tomato paste
28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
15 ounce can chick peas, rinsed
2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
Add chick peas to pot and simmer until slightly thickened.
Stir in basil and season with salt and pepper.
Serve with your favorite pasta.
I love a great homemade pasta sauce and this one makes the list as one of my favorites. I don't eat very much ground beef so I don't normally order (or make) meat sauce. I usually make meatballs so the carnivores in the house can have their meat and the non-meat eaters can have their pasta too. No more separation of meat and sauce for this girl anymore though - EVERYONE loved this sauce! I hope that your family enjoys it as much as mine did.
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