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Sunday, January 9, 2011

classic pasta in tomato paste

This classic recipe can use any kind of pasta and meat. I used spiral pasta and minced beef. Tuna also tastes great with this dish. Here's the recipe:
- Pasta, cook according to the instructions. Put aside.
- 4 large red tomatoes, diced and mashed
- 1 large onion and 3 garlic, finely chopped 
- minced beef
- salt, pepper, sugar, oregano
- a handful of parsley, chopped 
1. Pour in 2 lugs of oil in a hot pan, saute the onions, add beef until brown. 
2. Add in the tomatoes and spices (all to meet your taste, I don't use any measurements), stir until all the juice from the tomatoes come out.
3. Throw in the parsley and mix for another minute.
4. Mix in the pasta and stir til the sauce is thoroughly mixed with the pasta.

Add some chili sauce if you want yours more spicy. I didn't add any coz this is also my kids' menu for lunch ;)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

happy (late) new year 2011

 This is a picture of the fireworks we took from the rooftop where we spent our new years eve. So you see, I didn't quite catch the works but instead I think this picture shows how my 2010 went - like the speed of light. Dead fast! Many happy moments and dreams came true for my family last year and am hoping many more goals to come true in 2011. I wish everyone the very best for 2011. Hugs and kisses.