When I think of my grandpa I think of a man who is funny, kind, a great father, husband, grandpa and great grandpa; but I also think athlete. I can’t think of a time growing up when he wasn’t running marathons or at least training for them. My grandpa started running just a few years shy of his 50th birthday.
Most people would say that fifty is not the age to start up a new fitness regimen but that’s exactly what he did. However, I don’t think he expected was to fall in love with it the way he did, so much so that the year of his 50th birthday him and my grandma set out on a mission and he ran 50 marathons in 50 weeks. Crazy right? But he did it, he even chronicled it in a book…
During the years of running, my grandparents would meet up with grandpa’s running buddies for a spaghetti dinner on Friday night- to carb load for the big race. So tonight, I decided I would make some pasta.
I didn’t make spaghetti, but this fettucini with tomato cream sauce will fit in for tonight. In a sauce pot I heated some olive oil and added some chopped onion and garlic.
After a minute or so I added in a can of tomato sauce, along with some S&P, garlic powder and some Italian seasoning.
While this is cooking for about 20 minutes, cook your choice of pasta according to the directions on the box. After 20 minutes remove the sauce from the heat and add just a touch of heavy cream.
Toss your pasta with the sauce and top it with some freshly shredded parmesan and basil.
Grandpa has retired from his running days, but that still hasn’t stopped the athlete in him. These days he is training for some rowing competitions. His training endurance and discipline is as sharp as ever and I bet this pasta dish would be perfect before a big day of rowing.
So whether you are training for any athletic event or just want a delicious meal for a Friday night, this will do the trick.