For whatever reason, there are recipes that I’ve made for years that I just haven’t shared. I really have no excuse. This one is something I’ve made for a very long time, and I have made it many different ways.
I could make this with my eyes closed.
Refrigerated tortellini, my meat sauce and a shit ton of cheese.
There are certain things that make my sauce a bit better than most; one of those being balsamic vinegar. Don’t be afraid of it. Don’t skip the wine, either. It gives your sauce depth, and depth is good.
As far as time; I put an hour or more in the instructions because you could simmer it for 30 minutes and it be ok, but the longer – the better. I usually have mine simmering for about 4 hours.
When people in your household start asking you when it’s going to be ready and asking why it’s taking so long (∗ahem∗…like my ex-husband used to do me), tell them to calm the fuck down and go play a video game or something. Better yet, tell them to take your car to get washed, remind them that it’s time to get the oil changed, oh – and they need to go to the store and pick up the
3 16 things you forgot when you went earlier. When they argue with you simmer that shit for an hour longer than what you planned. Reach over and crank that timer up right in front of them. They’ll get the hint.
When it comes to cheese, I’m a huge fan of Muenster, and I like to combine that with Mozzarella. Provolone would work just as well.
Serve this with crusty bread and good wine, and you’ll be set. And, you’ll have your oil changed.
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