You know how most of the time people are on a mission to make things easier? At work, at home, everywhere in life, the easier route is typically the preferred route. Well
lately always, I’m fairly certain that I subconsciously choose the more difficult route. Tonight was no exception.
I’m going on my third weekend in a row of out of town guests and I have a chore list a million items long. I should have stopped at Whole Foods on my way home from work and picked up something from the salad bar. If I felt like cooking, I should have reached in my bag of quick recipe tricks and whipped up something that would make a minimal mess in my kitchen. I should not have wandered the aisles day dreaming and recipe creating. I absolutely should not have settled on a recipe that would destroy my kitchen and double my chore list. But I did.
I took a meal that could have easily been thrown together with spaghetti squash, jarred sauce, and frozen meatless balls and turned it into something uber homemade. Like uber, uber. For the record, if you want to make this meal in a hurry you can do just that.
If you want to take your time, listen to sweet tunes, and get your hands dirty, then make your own sauce and meatless balls. For the sauce, barely brown a few cloves of crushed garlic in a few tablespoons of olive oil, add 6-ish chopped vine tomatoes and some salt, and boil on high heat until some of the moisture is gone (10 to 15 minutes?). For the meatless balls, check back tomorrow for the step-by-step!