Creamy Red Sauce

While dicing an onion, she melts 1/2 a stick of butter.  Once sautéed, the onions emit a sweet and pungent smell.  A cup of chicken broth is added to the pan, as well as a can of diced tomatoes.  The smell hits the roof of my mouth, kind of towards the back, and I stand up to get a better look.  She pours a 1/2 cup of red wine, the cheap stuff, and waits for the alcohol to burn off.  The sauce is a pool of blood, until she slowly drizzles in a 1/2 cup of cream.  Maroon fades to a fleshy pink.  She dips a spoon into the sauce and hands it to me for tasting.  Tangy and creamy, it is a tribute to simply good food.

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3 responses to “Creamy Red Sauce

  1. Yum!! My mouth is watering – great description!

  2. An interesting style-& you managed to give us the recipe too, along with all the senses. I’m happy that I’ve already eaten dinner!

  3. Dear Erin,
    I find that food is one of the hardest topics to write about. You have mixed just enough flavors to bring the taste of the moment to the reader.
    Terje

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