There's no sauce in the world like hunger.
Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish author. Teresa Panza (Sancho's wife), in Don Quixote, pt. 2, ch. 5 (1615), trans. by P. Motteux. This well-worn proverb was attributed to Socrates by Cicero in De Finibus, bk. 2, sct. 90.
TIME: 9:21 PM
PLACE: My Dad’s kitchen
SUBJECT: Spaghetti sauce with meatballs
Tonight was the “Family” Thanksgiving. The family being my Dad, my oldest brother and his family, my younger sister and her family and my family. I have another older brother, who lives in San Francisco with his family, but unfortunately, they did not make it into town for the holiday. My Dad had the idea for each of us to make a pot of spaghetti sauce and meatballs and bring it to his house where we poured them all in to one huge pot. We all have the same base recipe handed down from my Dad’s mother, Edna, but it is interesting how the end result differs from parent to child and from sibling to sibling. Doesn’t matter…the melding of the four sauces was superb. Dad made some chicken spiedini, bread and a salad to round out the meal. We also each brought some pie – pumpkin, chocolate pudding, pecan, peanut butter and apple. I also brought the turkey cookies I made. We all ate way too much.