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On the Noodles

I don’t know about you, but I think I’m done with that whole knitting thing.  I guess it was just a fad after all.  Ah well.

Now I’m onto bigger and better things!  Things that I can eat!  Welcome to my new blog- On the Noodles!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn the Noodles is your one-stop-shop for everything related to pasta, and the sauces you put on top of it.

And without further ado, let’s get to the first-ever On the Noodles Recipe!

Allison’s Super-Easy Chunky Tomato Sauce


2 Tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 C chopped onion

2 cloves minced garlic

1 large can diced tomatoes (with juice)

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 teaspoons dried basil

Salt and pepper to taste

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPour the oil into a large pot and heat over medium-high heat.  Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent and the garlic smells yummy.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAdd the can of tomatoes (juice and all).  Stir to combine.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAdd oregano, basil, and salt and pepper to taste.  If you want your sauce slightly spicy, add a half-teaspoon of red pepper flakes.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAReduce heat to low and simmer until you get hungry (at least 15 minutes). If too much liquid cooks off, add a little water.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAServe over noodles, with grated Parmesan cheese.


(And happy April Fool’s!  Don’t worry, we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled knitting on Friday.)

Inspiration: Clueless

Nothing says “grace, poise, and timeless beauty” quite like the cinematic jewel that is the 1995 film, Clueless.  Never before and never since has there been such a stellar example of the meaning of the word “chic.”  If they were alive today, I know that Audrey Hepburn herself would bow to the genius of Alicia Silverstone’s seminal performance, and Coco Chanel would redesign her signature suit.

How can you argue with the bright beauty of this ensemble  (and although you can’t see it in this photograph, but the sweater is fuzzy… Fuzzy!  Genius!):

Or what about the understated grace of this outfit:

Or the classic use of color and pattern in these two?  Just stunning!:

 Want to make some of your own Clueless inspired fashion?  Break out your fun fur and try these:

Uptown, Downtown Cardigan, by Lion Brand Yarn40001ada_medium

#20 Fur Collared Jacket by Charlotte Quiggle 738_1_