|She was 92 here, my nieces Alicia, Pamela and Mary there to help celebrate in 1978.|
This here was her last birthday photo R.I.P.
Peas and Pasta:
Place in food processor (they didn't have them back then so everything was chopped fine by hand)
3 cloves of cleaned garlic
1/2 cup fresh celery leaves
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Puree till a fine mixture.
In a large deep sauce pan, add the oil mixture on low heat, saute for 1 minutes, next add:
2 (14 to 15 oz size) cans of pea's, saute pea's till starting to brown.
1/2 teaspoon each fresh if possible but dried is fine, parsley, basil, garlic powder, oregano
1 small can of tomato paste then fill can with white wine to stir out the leftover paste
1 can of chicken broth
1 cup water
2 cups of fresh chopped whole tomatoes or fresh plum tomatoes pureed in food processor
Cook until sauce thickens around 1 1/2 hours on a simmerlow.
Baby shell pasta:
Add a 1 lb box of baby shell pasta to a pot of salted boiling water. Boil till desired doneness we like it al dente with a little bite to it.
Add the pasta to the sauce mix, serve with grated cheese and fresh basil on top.
That's me, Grandma and Aunt Mary, grandma's daughter...
R.I.P. grandma and auntie, I still miss you everyday!