Growing up, Sunday gravy with meatballs, sausage and braciole was something you could always count on. My breakfasts on Sunday consisted of a fried meatball, eggs and a slice of crusty Italian bread. It was awesome. Wouldn't change it for the world.
Much to my grandmother's dismay, I don't always make Sunday gravy. For one, I don't have the time. Sundays are usually the only day I have to get to church, do my running around, catch up on laundry, cleaning. etc. etc. It is also usually my only day to sleep past 6am. So, waking up on my only day off to fry meatballs, as amazing as they are, is not always my cup of tea.
Also, Sunday was really the only day we had pasta believe it or not. We had things like chicken cutlets, escarole and Italian style beef stew during the week. I don't work like that. I can eat pasta anytime, and it doesn't have to wait for Sunday gravy.
I also love the freshness of a light tomato basil based marinara. It's so delicious and you can just about throw anything in it, and it is still awesome. From ceci beans to asparagus. From pork to beef. Its so versatile!!
Here is one of my weeknight favorites. Quick, easy and amazingly scrumptious.