While looking through blog posts, I ran across a recipe for slow cooker marinara sauce from here. It looked really good and would go perfect with another recipe I am making. The only bad part? I have a hand me down crock pot from my mom. It makes me a little twitchy to leaving it on all day. I decided to let it cook over night instead. At least, then, I would be able to hear Categoriesthe fire alarms if it decides to blow up 🙂
Ingredients. I know the wine isn’t the best, but I was on a tight budget when I bought the ingredients – especially since I really don’t drink wine and knew the rest would probably go to waste. Knowing the rule that you should never cook with a wine you wouldn’t drink, I tasted it. It was surprisingly good. Not the best, but not crap:
All mixed up
This is how twitchy I am about the slow cooker. This is the timer I used when I plugged it in and left it over night
This is what it looked like the next morning. At this point, it tasted pretty good. A little sweet, but still good.
I threw it in the fridge so I could save it for after work. Dinner time tonight
I am not sure what happened from this morning to tonight, but the sauce turned a bit sour. I am not sure what happened from this morning to tonight. The only thing I can think is the wine, but it really wasn’t that bad. There is no other explanation, really though. I haven’t given up yet, I want to make this again, but maybe leave out the wine – replace it with broth maybe. I’ve never had good luck cooking with wine. Not sure how to salvage what I have though. Monday, I think I will heat it up on the stove and try some things. Salt, sugar, maybe some fennel seed. I wonder if throwing in a carrot would naturally sweeten the sauce – maybe even draw out some of the sourness from the wine.