A few of my favorite things

One of my favourite things to do is cook. My Husband, the Pazzo, as the kids call him thinks I only like to cook desserts and sweet stuff, but it’s not true. It’s just that as a kid, dinner was usually prepared in the half hour before dinner and eaten hot, usually meat and 3 veg, and always dessert). His mum would spend all day cooking the meal (1st pasta, then 2 meats and salad with 1 or 2 veg, with fruit and coffee for afterwards) and then reheat it for dinner and it would be eaten warm. The difference a culture can make. I married an Italian, and so culture plays a big role in our lives!! This is my Mother-in-Law’s recipe. It fits both cultures sort of but it’s a handy compromise.

I will usually put the pasta water on to boil then start on the sauce, but the time the pasta is cooked so is the sauce!!

Tuna Pasta

Olive oil
1 onion
1 x 95g tin tuna
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3/4 cup water
500g pasta

Heat a couple of tablespoon of olive oil in a small saucepan. Cut up onion, add to pan and fry gently until soft. Add drained tuna, break it up as you stir. Add tomato paste and stir. Add water and dried parsley. Mix together, bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally. While this cooks, cook pasta according to direction on the packet. Drain pasta when cooked return it to pan it was cooked in and pour in sauce. Mix it all together and serve!


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