My sister Didi had given me this vegetarian noodles, so I boiled it for the pasta part.
I called Didi for some instructions and was all set to use these ingredients.
I must've gotten confused 'cause I thought she said to do this first. I thought the tomato paste was gonna melt down, but it didn't. . . it started sticking to the bottom of the pan instead. So in a panic, I opened up the 3 cans of tomato sauce and 2 cans of tomatoes and threw them in to kinda water everything down. Then I realized, hey wasn't I supposed to brown the meat? So I threw in the 1 pound of hamburger. And then this happened . . .
The sauce started bubbling and exploding. I had to keep stirring to prevent more explosions.
What was I supposed to do with the 5 Italian sausages? So I fried them up in a separate pan, then threw them and the cut up mushrooms into the bubbling sauce. Forget about the capers and the olives. I never used them. I was having enough problems.
After things quieted down I added some thyme and oregano (the only Italian seasoning I could find) and simmered the whole thing for about an hour. Next time I'm gonna buy Ragu.