This cooking/typing with one hand is annoying. My cut is doing somewhat better. It is still bleeding a bit. The curse of having no health insurance.. it could have used stitches, but I am not about to spend the money on them. Moving on... this dish is a true one pot meal and used leftovers. My favorite type of dish. Monday is the day I usually deep clean my house, use up all my leftovers and clean my fridge. Today I only used my leftovers; sauteed arugula and garlic, zukes and tomatoes, sauteed mushrooms, 14 oz lite firm tofu, fresh basil and some pasta cooking water to make this sauce. Just before serving, I added freshly grated nutmeg and pepper as well as a bit of nutritional yeast and truffle oil. Very good.
Simple and delicious if you miss the canned thing. For me, it was a junk, comfort food as a child, so being able to re-make this at home is a good thing. There is no Martha Stewart in this recipe; just simple onion, garlic, frozen mixed veggies, fresh potatoes, tomato sauce, veggie stock, soup pasta and a splash of vinegar. I make a gallon at a time. My oldest son will eat a quart at a time as a snack... oh, and I add some beans to make it a bit more substantial.