I spent a few days trying to decide what to make and finally narrowed it down to two recipes. I figured the best way to decide was to make them both and enter the one we liked the best. The first one I made was spaghetti and meatballs. I used the cinnamon raisin bread as the binder in the meatballs. We're not going to go into the failure that was. They were just waaaay to sweet and almost confusing to eat. But while preparing that dish, I knew I couldn't just use regular tomato sauce, so I found a Sicilian pasta sauce with raisins in it that I could adapt to bring the dish together. In the end, the meatballs were horrible but the sauce was awesome! We'll definitely use this sauce again.
What you'll need:
equal parts raisins and rum
1 medium onion, diced
2 T olive oil
2 cans diced tomatoes
Oregano, basil, savory, thyme (I used between 1 t and 1 T of each)
Salt and pepper
Simmer equal parts raisins and spiced rum in a small pot. I used 1/2 c of each.
While those simmer, saute the onion in olive oil in a large skillet until translucent.
The husband, ever the skeptic, did not want to try to sauce. I told him if it was that bad, we'd just order pizza, but he had to try it first. To my surprise, he LOVED the sauce! He couldn't believe how great the raisin/tomato combination was. He ended up eating all the sauce I made.
Moral of the story, out of epic fails can sometimes come accidental hits!
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