I have just returned from a long trip across the country, which actually began with a wonderful trek over the Pacific to Maui. From there, after a brief stop in Northern California to repack and refamiliarize myself with my home, I was off to New England. I stopped in, again, very briefly, to visit my family, and then was off to Ireland for two weeks, on business.
After a very successful stay in Northern Ireland, I returned to New England, where I stayed at my mom’s house. We hung out, had a good time, but I complained about how I could not find any decent vegetarian food while on the Emerald Island (lots of good beer and deep-fried potatoes, but a dearth of healthy green, leafy types of foods; and very poor Italian recipes).
I informed my dear old ma that I was dying for some pasta, made with a very healthy tomato-based sauce. She said that she had a bunch of jars of spaghetti sauce in her cupboard that I could drizzle over some pasta. I asked if she felt like making one of her famous tomato sauces. She replied, “I have all the ingredients, but don’t have the time nor desire to make that time-consuming sauce much anymore.”
“Hmmmm,” I replied. “How about I whip up my own marinara sauce, one that tastes amazing and only takes a mere thirty minutes to create?”
She said, “Only if I can hold your camera and film it.” (Totally fabricated).
Here is the delicious and amazing result:
I am now at work on editing an outtakes video from all the film footage I tossed out after creating this wonderful vid. My mom is not only a good sport, but an excellent cook who taught me everything I know about healthy eating and cooking. I hope that this is only the start of many more "cooking with mom" videos.
Enjoy and manga!
Until next time...