I’ve made Mario Batali’s tomato sauce before. Actually I’m pleased with how easy it is, and it tastes really good. These days I’ll make a batch and what I don’t use I’ll freeze into little tomato-sicles for easy parceling later.
One of the steps in making the tomato sauce is to add half of a medium sized carrot, finely grated. And you’re supposed to saute it with the onions and garlic. The carrot is supposed to combat the acidity of the tomatoes. Well, on Saturday I made a double recipe. So I doubled everything in the recipe. Maybe I didn’t let it brown long enough, maybe I shouldn’t have put in a whole carrot, maybe the carrot was just too big. Sunday night Karen made a casserole with my tomato sauce, and it was orange.
Doesn’t that one piece of penne look like a finger? It wasn’t just any orange, though. This looked inspired by the 1988 Denver Broncos’ uniforms. We’ll call it “Elway Orange.” It sounds better than “Uranium 238 Orange.”
And in case you’re wondering why the Steelers won this week, you’ll find out on Karen’s blog. Ben’s support for the team was pivotal, and he’ll be wearing that for every game from here on out.