Farmstead Pasta Sauce

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While I was watering in the greenhouse yesterday, I started thinking about what I would make for dinner with the ground beef I had defrosting in my fridge.  I didn’t have hamburger buns and didn’t feel like driving the 20 min. to the grocery store.  I started wondering if I could make something delicious using ONLY ingredients from our farm (the cow is ours) and settled on pasta sauce.  I pulled a leek from a raised bed and got out a can of tomatoes that I had put up last year with garlic and basil.  When I opened the jar, it smelled like summer!  I had dried mushrooms to throw in the sauce and dried garlic to grind my own garlic powder.  The oregano is already coming up in my herb bed, and had some genovese basil plants I started under lights in January.  I pulled a homemade romano cheese from the fridge to bust into and crumbled dried peppers into pepper flakes.  I could have made my own pasta to put it on but geez, this gal stays busy!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy Steinruck
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 07:40:14

    Wow, That is very impressive and it looks very good.

    Reply

  2. Connie
    Apr 14, 2011 @ 07:43:07

    Thanks Sandy! It was pretty darn tasty. I repeated the exercise last night with beef stew. This is how we want to eat every night.

    Reply

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