I am making a Saturday Supper post while I am actually cooking said supper. I have not done a cooking post in a while, and I am making this dish up as I go along, so I thought it would be a good one. If I am mistaken, I would point out that these things happen and we must make the best of them.
First I chopped up an onion and put it in some oil in my cast iron frying pan. I confess, I thought sadly that I do not enjoy washing that pan, but it is one of my favorite things to cook in. I put in a little more oil than I had intended, but I just went with it. While it fried, I peeled and crushed some garlic and set the timer for 15 minutes (to let the garlic breathe, so it could reach its full cancer-fighting capacity) (I guess). I knitted and looked at Forensic Files while I waited. Steven is a big fan of Forensic Files. I like it too.
After putting the garlic in the pan and stirring, I added burger. Steven had taken the burger out of the freezer a couple of days ago, but one cannot always be ambitious enough to cook supper the day the meat is thawed. I broke it up somewhat, knowing I could break it up further as it cooked.
Eventually I did break it up more, and I thought all of the pink was gone. Then I thought of adding Worcestershire Sauce, which I could have done while it was pink, but whatever, I put some in. Looking in our cupboard, I saw we did not have tomato sauce, as I had thought. Luckily I found some diced tomatoes as well as some canned mushrooms and tomato paste. I put the diced tomatoes and mushrooms in. The I threw in a few spices: Salt Free All-Purpose from the So Sweet Candy Cafe in Utica (a great place, by the way), basil, garlic powder (can’t have too much garlic, after all), cumin, parsley… I think that’s it.
There! I just went out and stirred the sauce, which was boiling away. I put in the tomato paste. After I finish this post and hit Publish, I will put on water to boil for pasta. Will it be ruffles or elbows? A little uncertainty adds interest to my Saturday.