July 3, 2016 – Bucatini with a quick meat sauce

Boiling water for pasta and simmering spaghetti sauce were probably not the wisest choices to make on a hot day. The thing is when you wake up here in the SF Bay Area it is really quite chilly – only 55F! So when asked the fateful question this morning, “What do you want for dinner?” I responded with the following dish.

Bucatini with meat sauce

Bucatini with meat sauce

We had two bits of ground beef in the freezer which I defrosted, sautéed, and combined with herbs, onions, garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste , and red wine. I added a bay leaf and a Parmesan rind to the simmer. It made enough for at least two meals.

On the NYTimes Sunday crossword they were eating something different –

Rare Kobe t-bone with polenta

Rare Kobe t-bone with polenta

It was probably made out on the grill.

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