We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Yummy, quick, cheap and easy for an early winter supper. Best with pancetta, but bacon will do in a pinch. Thin spaghetti, please, always, and more ground pepper than you think. Maybe linguine instead of spaghetti is ok.
Sicilians have a wonderful dish that also uses preserved fish--Pasta al Sardo:
Combine 1/2 small yellow onion, 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper and olive oil in pan and melt-do not brown.
Stir in 1TB tomato paste, 2TBs currants or raisins, 2Tbs pine nuts.
Add 1 can oil packed picante sardines; add Tabasco sauce to taste.
Spoon sauce over al dente #12 De Cecco spaghetti, sprinkle 1/3 cup toasted breadcrumbs on top.