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Your best "no muss, no fuss" recipe

julietg | Dec 2, 2007 01:38 PM

I am going to give my college student brother a collection of easy recipes for Christmas- things he can make to impress his girl and to feed himself and his roommates.

This is the first recipe- and I am looking for more ideas. Keep in mind, I just taught him how to chop an onion over Thanksgiving (which he was pretty terrible at), so everything has to be as simple and easy to understand as possible. Here's my first one:

Burro y Pomodoro sauce

One can of chopped tomatoes
One onion
One stick of butter
A half box of linguine or spaghetti

Peel and cut the onion in half. Take the wrapper off the butter. Put all the ingredients in a sauce pan or a deep skillet. Cover and cook 30-45 minutes on medium low heat. Go watch a 30 minute sitcom. Fill another saucepan 3/4 of the way full with water. Put it on high heat. When it is boiling with large bubbles, put in the pasta. Set a timer for three minutes. Stir the pasta. Set the timer for six more minutes. Fish out a noodle with a fork. Taste it to see if it is done. When it is as soft as you like it, drain the pasta. Remove the onion from the sauce. Pour sauce over a plate of pasta and serve.

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