My parents and sister and niece and nephew went back East for a funeral, and I am thinking about them. The sentiment translates into wanting to eat our family-recipe tomato sauce.
Downside to the family tomato sauce: It takes four hours to make it from scratch.
Upside to the family tomato sauce: If you are making one batch, it is literally just as easy to make two batches, and then freeze one!
Nowadays, whenever I make sauce, which is definitely a weekend project, I make double. So I had a frozen bowl of sauce with meatballs and Italian sausage already in it waiting for me in the freezer. I actually think it's better after it's defrosted and reheated than it is on day one. Defrosting and reheating takes about thirty minutes.
Amy blogged about our family recipe, http://amyeats.blogspot.co