Learning how to make the Sunday Sauce like grandma did!
by Anthony Baker
Grandma's Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs
I remember growing up in an Italian household and the wonderful Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs and Braciole my grandmother used to make.
I remember always being fascinated with the cooking and all the time my grandmother spent in the kitchen. It seemed to me that she cooked ALL the time. Actually ALL of my memories of my Italian grandmother are of her in the kitchen cooking.
When I was a kid I remember just enjoying the good Italian food and all the time we spent at the kitchen table. I remember some dinners being like 5 hours long plus. Plate after plate... Several course meals, sharing laughter and love and good times. I grew up just thinking this kind of eating was normal.
When I was a teenager we kept having big Italian meals like this but then there was a lot of wine involved and I think the meals got even longer!
I would have friends over to share a Sunday meal with us and they were just amazed at all the food... They would eat and drink too much and next feel like a mac truck hit them and did not know how we had meals like that and survived.! Ha! I guess it takes training ;-)
Well, I am now 46 years old and can proudly say that I can cook like my grandmother did. It took years of practice and lots of phone calls with my mother and uncles slowly extracting all the Italian family cooking secrets. It takes a long time to get all the details of how grandma cooked!
So I now have all the details of how to cook the Italian Recipes my grandmother used to make and I have put them on a website to share with others. Check it out, you can cook like grandma did as well:
I have many of her recipes on there all spelled out and a "My Italian Grandmother" page that is dedicated to my Italian grandmother. She would be very pleased to see that here recipes and family traditions are living on. I do miss her so.
Happy cooking, Happy Times and Share the LOVE!