Authentic

by Heather on December 28, 2010

It’s official:  I’m on a mission.  A mission for an amazing Italian tomato sauce that either comes from or rivals the best secret family recipes from Italy.

 

For starters, I’ll need some wine.

And salad?  Sure, why not?!  I’m sure the extra nutrients would help my brain on this tedious mission…

You see, ever since hanging out with Nate’s Papa the other day (he’s 100% Italian, born in Italy) I’ve been craving not only eating a really great spaghetti and meatball meal, but I’ve been craving making one.  And not just throwing stuff in a pot and calling sauce…no no no.  The real deal that simmers for hours and uses top secret ingredients!

Last night was no help to this desire as we went over to my brother- and sister-in-laws’ house to eat.  You see, not only are Nate and his siblings Italian, my sister-in-law (Nate’s brother’s wife) is as well…and HOLY MOLY did she have a recipe!

 

Too bad I’ll never learn it…which, as much as I would love to know it, kind of adds to the appeal of her cooking it. :)  Her family is from Sicily, as is her recipe, and she’s never shared it with anyone, not even her husband!  Shocking and intriguing, no?

So I think you see what I’m up against:  a non-Italian (by blood anyway) girl trying to do something that only real Italians seem to do well?  The creation of a tomato sauce and meatball recipe that is truly authentic, the kind you can’t get out of your mind?

 

Yep.  It’s going to be done.  I just feel it.

 

But for now?  I’m just going to keep dreaming about Brooke’s recipe.

It’s just how I roll!

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