“You start out with a little bit of oil…”

“You never know…you might have to cook for twenty guys someday.” So said Pete Clemenza in The Godfather.

Cue the music.

Remember Clemenza’s advice to Michael Corleone…

Heh, come over here, kid, learn something. You never know, you might have to cook for twenty guys someday. You see, you start out with a little bit of oil. Then you fry some garlic. Then you throw in some tomatoes, tomato paste, you fry it; ya make sure it doesn’t stick. You get it to a boil; you shove in all your sausage and your meatballs; heh?… And a little bit o’ wine. An’ a little bit o’ sugar, and that’s my trick.

(Well, not exactly, but it’s the only Eye-talian sauce-making scene I could think of right off the top of my head!)

This is what I’m doing on a rainy Monday afternoon. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by around 6:00. It’ll be ready then!