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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Coffee With Spinach Tomato Sauce

A lot of this happened yesterday. Actually a lot of this happened this morning too .

A lot of this happened yesterday too. This jar times about 5. I justed reused rinsed/washed pasta sauce jars.

The house smelled amazing all day while this stuff simmered. Unfortunately spinach tomato sauce does not make for a very appetizing photo . It doesn't even look much better in the jar so I refrained from photographing the finished product. Also I was lazy.

Spinach Tomato Sauce

5 medium tomatoes , de-seeded 1and diced small

large handful of spinach , chopped ( i used baby spinach)

2 cloves of garlic , minced

about 1/2 cup of chopped onion ( I have a very large onion so I just cut a chunk off of it )

2 tbsp of white sugar

pinch of salt and pepper

1/2 can tomato paste

1 1/2 cup to 2 cups depending on how you like your sauce ,water

Heat about 2 tbsp oil in pan or pot ( i used a stock pot ) over medium heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add tomatoes . Cook for 6-8 minutes or until the tomatoes begin to loose their consistancy. Add sugar . Cook for about 5 more minutes. Add salt and pepper , tomato paste, spinach and water.

Lower temp to 2 or 3 and cover. Leave for 3-4 hours. Turn on low until hour before you want to eat it . Then remove from heat and let sit. Enjoy.

I served this last night with chicken parmesan. I forgot I had run out of eggs so I ended up using a calorie wise ranch dressing on the chicken prior to dredging it in the Italian breadcrumbs. It turned out awesome although the bf didn't even notice the ranch !

Today I have the apartment to myself and it's a really cold and grey day outside. A good time to couch it with the laptop, trashy tv ( Celeb Sex Rehab ) ,maybe a good book and good food. Took out some chicken breast for a crockpot creation .

Are you a fan of crockpot cooking ?
What's your favorite or go-to crockpot/slowcooker recipe?



  1. just found your blog and wanted to say hi! DEFINITELY a fan of the crockpot!

  2. yeah i love the crockpot! It's make it so easy to get a good meal on the table after a long day at work.

  3. Shannon - Thanks for reading :) I added you to my google reader. I am loving the crockpot in this cold weather.

    Brandi - I love it because it's great when i have no idea what time we'll be ready to have dinner.Added you to my reader too :)

    How did i miss out on your guys blogs all this time?!

  4. fav would be beef roast with veggies (the cut up beef pieces). I use cream of mushroom soup, Worcestershire sauce, water, beef bouillon cubes, bay leaves, rosemary etc. Never did master the crock pot cooking

  5. Oh and celeb sex rehab is my fav (next to intervention, Chelsey Lately, South Park) trash tv!


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