Well, ok, it wasn’t a total mystery. I remembered putting it in there, was pretty certain D had made it, and it wasn’t all that long ago. Also, it looked like spaghetti sauce. It was. We figured it out during dinner. D got into the habit at the end of tomato season of buying up big 99-cent bags of tomatoes at the Bowl – the “these are going bad so buy them if you want to use them in the next 5 minutes” bags. He only bought them when he could use them the same day.
So anyway, this spaghetti sauce seemed to have a small amount of hamburger in it, and no doubt had onions and garlic, and some herbs from the garden. D also is inclined to toss in some red wine, especially if there was a very slightly corked or overoxidized bottle he didn’t want to drink. So probably, that is in there, too. Grating parmaggiano over the top made it more engaging. [D is going to make some variations on the sauce for his upcoming dinners.] Decided to add some cold veggies on the side, and some nice Nicoise and Picholine olives from Cheese Board, which were really good.
We had a couple glasses each of Foral’s Douro, an inexpensive wine we have liked, though I don’t think it’s one of the great finds.