This is a childhood classic for both my husband and I. Are mother’s always made this for us growing up, and some how I’ve managed to not make this dish yet in our own house. We both had not had it in a while and were craving it, so I figured I would give it a go. I consulted my mom on what she does, and winged it! It came out just as good as my mom’s, and for once I think I’ve finally successfully recreated one of her recipes!!! I had warned my husband that this was my mom’s version and not his mom’s since my mom makes a sweet tomato sauce and his mom makes a salty tomato sauce. He was pretty pleased with it other than the sauce being sweet and I was beyond happy with it. Although now I can fully empathize with both mothers and now can appreciate why they only make it a few times each year!