My aunt recently told me about a great article she found in the Feb/March issue of Food Network Magazine entitled "50 Things to Make with a Jar of Pasta Sauce." If you stocked up on pasta sauce from last week's Safeway deal, you might want to snag an issue!
I love the idea of taking stockpile items and using them in different and exciting ways. Just because you have a lot of pasta sauce does not mean you have to eat spaghetti for the next 18 months. Be creative!
I wanted to share with you just one of the recipes suggested in the article to get you started.
Cream of Tomato Soup
Fresh herbs (I think basil would lend itself well to this recipe)
1 jar pasta sauce
2 cups water
1/2 cup heavy cream
Saute the chopped, fresh herbs in butter. Then add the remaining ingredients. Simmer for 5 minutes.
I can't help but crave a big grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. What could be more comforting on these last days of winter?
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