Sometimes the easiest meals are the best ones.
That's why we set out to make some spaghetti, sauce and garlic bread recently. We even took out some wine to enjoy our meal with.
We started out by prepping the garlic bread. We bought a couple of small french bread loaves and cut the loaf in half. After sauteing some garlic in a pan and melting some butter, we put some herbs into the mixture and spread it evenly on top of the bread. We wrapped the loaf in aluminum foil and put it in the oven. After a few minutes, we took it out and placed it on the racks without foil to help with the browning.
In a pan, we had a couple of jars of spaghetti sauce that we let heat up. In addition, we added some cut up black olives, soy crumbles and other seasonings, to taste. Meanwhile, we boiled the spaghetti noodles and gave them a quick cold water bath after taking them out of the water.
We also had a few shavings from a parmigiano reggiano and used them to top off the bowl of spaghetti with garlic bread.
The wine we paired with dinner was a 2004 Alberto Furque melbac from Argentina.
The wine was a bit strong on the aftertaste, even after sitting out for a bit to aerate. Still, it was a comforting -- and simple -- dinner.