The truth is, sometimes I want to be a slacker and not make dinner from scratch … then guilt sets in and I do it anyway. Well, last Friday it was a slacker supper that I didn’t have to feel bad about.
That morning Renato and I met with brothers Patrick & Quincy Horan of Waldingfield Farm. We are going to shoot at the farm this summer for a new episode of The Natural Princess. Well, at the end of our meeting they gave me a jar of their tomato sauce “The Farmers Marinara.” So, guess what we had for dinner?
The sauce was a way for this organic farm to capitalize of their claim to fame: tomatoes. Beyond what comes from their farm, they source as many of the ingredients as they can from Connecticut and the New England area. Patrick hopes one day to have all the sauce ingredients sourced from Connecticut. The ingredients are simple: tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, olive oil, salt, pepper. The sauce is produced at Palmieri‘s in New Haven, CT.
All I did was heat up the sauce and throw it over some whole wheat rigatoni. Of course because we love a little kick, I added a touch of crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce.
I pride myself on my homemade marinara, but in a pinch, this totally works. It’s made with good ingredients and most importantly it tastes pretty darn good!
… Just don’t tell my Italian relatives …