Sunday, July 13, 2008

Mama's Macaroni

When I was really little my favorite dish was my Mama's Macaroni. Nothing made my day more than when my mom asked me what I wanted for dinner, and I knew she would make Macaroni. I don't know why this was my favorite... there wasn't anything really special about it. But there were a few times that I got in trouble for sticking my hand in the pot after everyone had eaten dinner. Maybe I needed something to remind me of home today. I was in Miami the week before last and the time went by too fast. I always go through a "withdrawal" period after I go home to visit or family comes to visit me. Mama's macaroni was just the thing I needed today to help me feel like I was back home. So here's how you make it.

1 box macaroni or other short pasta like rotini
1 onion
1/4 green pepper
1/4 red pepper
5 cloves garlic
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cans tomato sauce (8 oz. cans)
2 tbsp. Ketchup
1/2 cup white wine
1/3 lb. Turkey ham ( my mom used regular ham, but since i don't eat pork this is the best substitute)
6 slices American Cheese
Salt to taste

First add the macaroni to a pot of boiling water. Next chop the onions, red and green peppers, garlic and turkey ham and add it to a pot with some olive oil. Cook until browned. Next add the tomato sauce, ketchup and the white wine. The next thing you will do is add the cheese to the sauce and stir to incorporate well. By this time the macaroni should be cooked. Drain in a colander.  Then add the macaroni to the sauce and delicately combine.

Serve and top with grated cheese and eat up!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

YUMMY!! i LOVE macaroni and can't wait to try this version! :)

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