Besides requiring little preparation and just a few ingredients that you probably all ready have, you'll be impressed with how wonderfully fresh and bright it tastes. You might say something so easy and without the addition of herbs and other ingredients will be boring. I say, just give it a try!
While the sauce is simmering, chill a bottle of your favorite wine, boil a pot of spaghetti and slice a baguette. Turn on soft music, dim the lights and light some candles. A break from the busyness of life maybe just what you need.
Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce
slightly adapted from source
2 cups tomatoes, in addition to their juices (I use a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes)
4 tablespoons butter (original recipe calls for 5 tablespoons)
1 onion, peeled and cut in half
3/4 tsp salt or as desired
1/2 tsp sugar (optional)
Heat to a simmering; cook, uncovered, for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
If your guy really likes meat, double the recipe and toss in a bag of pre-made frozen meatballs after removing the onion. Continue simmering until everything is piping hot. You can make a batch of my very favorite homemade meatballs, but the goal here is easy on the cook :)