Thursday, August 2, 2007

Monumental Announcement

A day like this doesn't come often, hence a grand announcement like this is also rare.

Despite a poor year for pollination (terrible Bee shortage in the Midwest), my garden has produced it's first sizable tomatoes and I am taking part of this day, my day off, to cook my first pot of garden-fresh tomato sauce.

I've got The Godfather soundtrack going, the garlic frying and readying for entry into the pot. The peppers will soon be diced, the Italian sausage will be browning shortly, and the skinning of the tomatoes will commence in mere moments.

Then, like a beautiful symphony in harmonious concert, all the ingredients will be mixed together emitting an aroma I believe heaven will smell like. I don't know what manna was, but if it wasn't pasta and sauce, I'd be disappointed (certainly the Hebrew would reveal something about the same root word for "manna" and "roma").

So, this post must has to. I am called to the large pot on the stove and the full joy that awaits as the house fills with a garlic-basil-oregano-stewing tomato fragrance. This pot will be called "Ode to Sicily". Oh...I have to go, "Connie's Song" just started on the soundtrack, I can picture Clemenza teaching Michael Corleone how to make sauce even now!


Frontier Forest said...

Tony, when will the famous Felich salsa mixing up begin?
Haven't made my "Wild-Woody's" sauce in years, used to put up about 50 quarts at a whack. Sure was fun, but didn’t think about spicing the recipe up with the proper musical accompaniment?

Brian said...

Your pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Tomatoes are for Salsa not Pasta.

Frontier Forest said...

Tony, you certainly do keep me humorously entertained during these long boring days, trying to scratch out a living as a lumber peddler.

AJF said...

Salsa is also a wonderful use of God's finest fruit...and, not to nitpick Mr. Anonymous's attempted insult, but tomatoes are for the sauce that one puts on pasta...I believe this is God's first intended use for His fruit..In order:
1. Pasta Sauce
2. Ketchup
3. BLT at Freddy T's
4. Salsa

AJF said...

I'm here for your entertainment Woodster.

Rick Calohan said...


Lidia’s of Kansas City is my favorite Italian restaurant (albeit Northern Italia cuisine) however growing up on the Northeast side of Kansas City where the Sicilians were dominant I too enjoy southern Italia cuisine. All I can say is after reading this post is pass the Italian Bread and Chianti and be sure to sing or hum this theme to your wife Shari while you make your sauce.

Love Theme From "The Godfather"(Speak Softly Love)

Speak softly love
and hold me warm against your heart.
I feel your words
the tender
trembling moments start.
We're a world our very own
Sharing a love that only few have ever known.


Wine colored days warmed by the sun
Deep velvet nights when we are one

Speak softly love
so no one hears us but the sky.
The vows of love we make will live until we die.
My life is yours and all because
you came into my world with love so softly

PS: Belated Congratulations to you and Shari’s on your 14th Wedding Anniversary!