Sunday, April 29, 2012

{Make this}: 3-ingredient Spaghetti.

Last week on Sunday night I wrote a goal in my (absolutely precious) planner. The goal was to cook at home 3 of the 5 week nights last week. Now I realize for some that is no lofty goal, but with a busy medical student and a tired teacher, you have to understand how alluring eating out at the end of the day can be. So with my budget and waistline in mind, the goal was set. Challenge accepted.

Day one of the three-day challenge was our go-to easy dinner: a grab and go rotisserie chicken. We added a salad and some fried okra and it was delicious. Day two brought our Mexican Pita Pockets (which were delicious). So here we were. Thursday. On a roll. Can't stop now.

We were *this* close to giving up. To going out. But instead, I decided to make our go-to spaghetti recipe. And I'm so glad we did. First of all, it can be made with THREE ingredients. THREE. All three are pantry staples so it is a great last minute dinner. Secondly, it is legendary. This spaghetti recipe has made the rounds on the interwebs and I've decided to help spread the gospel. So here we go:

3-Ingredient (Poor Man's) Spaghetti 

You'll need:
large can whole San Marzano tomatoes
1 stick unsalted butter
1 white onion, halved
spaghetti noodles, cooked

You'll do:
1) dump your tomatoes, butter, and onion in a large saucepan
2) cook the sauce on medium low for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally and pressing the whole tomatoes against the side until they are finally broken up
3) Discard of the onion and pour the sauce over your spaghetti. enjoy.

It's that easy! And now you know.

In meeting goals and spreading the word,
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