As a child, I took a lot of things for granted…and one of the biggest things I took for granted was my mother. Since mother’s day was Sunday and being that my mother passed away almost 19 years ago, I thought what a great way to pay tribute to her.
You see in my early 20’s, my mother invited me to go to Italy with her to visit my grandparents. I am a first generation American and I had not met all of my extended family members so it would have been a great trip. At the time, I had a job that would not allow for me to take time off and I had a very active life style that needed that job. My sister Adriana went with my mother and I know it was a memorable trip for both of them and I know just how much my mother loved and neede that trip.
This simple recipe came from a cousin of my mothers, he had a pot of sauce (or gravy as we always referred to it) on the stove and was preparing for an Italian pasta dinner. My mom “accidentally” knocked the pot off the stove top and while she felt really bad about it, the outcome was that she learned how to make this easy and delicious sauce. So for Mothers day, this year, I made it in memory of my mom and so thought I’d share this authentic, simple and tasty dish with you.