“Everything that I am, I owe to pasta.”Sophia Loren
Recently, I was at a dinner party and heard one of the most heartwarming stories told by a friend about his father. The story goes that Mr. Kemps was a superstitious fellow. He looked forward every week to his Thursday bowling league. His pre-game ritual was to have his lucky meal which consisted of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and peas. One Thursday, however, Mr. Kemps came home from work and was welcomed by the aroma of something wonderful cooking, but it wasn’t his usual lucky meal. Instead, he was presented with a delicious bowl of spaghetti. Mr. Kemps was reluctant to try it, thinking it would mean inevitable disaster at the bowling alley that evening. To his father’s great pleasure, he had the best night of his bowling career, and spaghetti night became a regular event in the Kemps household!
It occurred to me that I have never shared my recipe for red sauce. Well, here it is. I can’t guarantee an evening filled with strikes, but I can guarantee an easy and delicious meal.
43 responses to “LUCKY LINQUINI – may the sauce be with you”
Yum, it looks good. I wouldn’t have thought about adding the pesto. Thanks!
GM Darlene, it gives the sauce so much flavor. Have a great week. On my way over to amazon to order your new book❤️
Thank you so much!!
Looks so tasty! I love that you add pesto to the sauce, perhaps that is where all the luck comes from?
I don’t know if my sauce brings good luck but the pesto bring loads of umami flavor. Thanks Dorothy. On another subject all together, are you going to be doing a review on Oh She Glows?
Yes, in fact I just finished cooking and eating. I was planning on getting it to you tomorrow, is that ok? I was going to write it today, but I was too exhausted from the cook and clean up!
Of course Dot, that would be great. I have to fess up to you, I thought you gave it to me already and that I couldn’t find it. Love the short term memory issues at this age😱
I think probably because last time I got it in early!
Got it and working on it today. Your conclusion was mine also. It is a difficult book to navigate.
Les and I have our pool league tonight; maybe I should make your sauce so we can shoot ’em straight! 🙂
LOL! If it was that lucky I would buy a lottery ticket. Have fun tonight.
San Marzano tomatoes and pesto! What a flavorful combination 😋
You can’t mess up a recipe with those two winning ingredients. Have a great week Ribana.
I love the recipe title and cute story! The sauce sounds lovely!
The story was so much fun to hear. The younger Dr. Kemps is a great story teller.
Love such simple yet complex flavored sauces. The Parmesan cheese adds so much depth to the sauce.
Thanks Ronit, and I think tempers the acidic taste.
The pesto must be your secret ingredient. Sounds delicious and easy. Thanks
It is😏. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment Teddy.
I like the add of pesto. This looks very yummy!
Thanks Angie, it is a good trick to have up your sleeve.
Comfort food at it’s best!
Thanks Mary. I know at our house it is the go to for comfort.
My stomach is making loud noises – saying “me me! NOW!” This looks soooo good. And a fun story as well. Raising my kids, I served a “spaghetti night” every week. And none of us bowled!
Pam, next time you are in New Jersey stop on over for a reprise of spaghetti night.
What a GREAT invitation. 🙂 xo
Always eager to make a delicious tomato sauce and pasta! This one sounds delicious!!!
It is simple to make but packed with flavor. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.
There is often a problem with recipes from abroad (I’m Inthe UK). Ingredients that we don’t recognise, or can’t get here.
What is EVOO?
Hi Bernadette, thank you for sharing your recipe. It looks good. I have a similar one except I use 2 kgs of real tomatoes and add 2 Tbspns of sugar.
I love using fresh tomatoes in season. Do you use pesto in your sauce?
No, and it sounds like an excellent addition. I am going to try yours with fresh tomatoes 💖🌹
So simple with amazing flavor I’m sure! l think the pesto is your secret ingredient Bernadette!
Yum, Bernadette. I love a homemade red sauce. And the story was adorable. I have to pay attention to my menu so I can figure out which is my lucky meal. 🙂 Thanks for the recipe! <3
If I knew which one was lucky, I would cook it and buy a lottery ticket.
Ha ha. Me too. 🙂
I love the story and the addition of pesto. Next time I make my sauce, I will add the pesto.
Hi, Bernadette – This meal looks delicious and I happen to have all of its listed ingredients on hand. I now know what I will be making for dinner tonight. Thank you for the inspiration…and the linkup!
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Thanks Helen for featuring my post. I guess this linquini is lucky.
Yum. We love a good spaghetti. I’ll have to make this linguine.
I hope you enjoy your linquini and it bring you loads of luck.