Thursday, August 16, 2012

making do

It's one of those days; I don't feel like leaving the house and I scrounged my pantry for something for dinner. I had two chorizo sausages in the fridge, a couple of cans of really nice Italian tomatoes, garlic and dried herbs....and some mushrooms that had seen better days. No matter - I fried up the smashed garlic gently, added the canned tomatoes and dried spices (basil, oregano, dried chilli flakes) and simmered it all for an hour. Then I added a bit of balsamic to it (maybe a teaspoon or two!) and mashed it all up into a fabulous marinara. Cooked some spaghetti and topped the whole thing with the fried up chorizo, mushrooms and some freshly ground parmigiano ...need I say more!