My four siblings and I (plus our respective significant others) recently had another one of our bi-monthly-ish themed potluck dinners. Our chosen theme was 'comfort food' and so rather than make yet another failed attempt at vegan mac-and-cheeze (does anyone know of a recipe that isn't absolutely disgusting?! Send it my way PLLEEAAASSEE!!) I decided to make a homemade version of a childhood favorite: ALPHAGETTI! You know, the canned alphabet shaped noodles in tomato sauce! I think it might be a Canadian thing. . . Alphagetti itself is actually vegan, but as I get older, I get more and more creeped out by things in cans (I don't know why) and homemade is always better anyways. I also figured it was a good way to get ATM to stop hounding me about making her something with the alphabet shaped pasta she had brought home. The girl sure loves her adorably shaped noodles. . .
Do I need to state the obvious and mentions that kids LOVE this stuff? And ATM too :)
-1 box alphabet shaped noodles (you can use whole-wheat or regular, and whatever baby soup pasta shape you like, little stars would be cuuuuute!)
-1 jar of tomato pasta sauce (Any brand as long as it's smooth and plain, NO CHUNKS, I used Ragu Traditional Old World Style Sauce)
-1 tsp organic sugar
-1 tsp basil (I use freeze dried basil and if you do too, up it to 1 tbsp)
Cook the alphabet pasta according to the packing instructions (you know the drill, boil water, cook pasta until tender, drain). In a large pot, mix together the tomato sauce plus 2 jars worth of water. Add the basil and sugar and the cooked pasta. Bring to a boil over medium heat and reduce to a low simmer. Let it simmer and the noodles suck up the sauce for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with S&P. Sooo gooooooooood. . .