So the Marinara sauce...wow I've never had a better sauce. It was SO good. I'm glad Shauna told me I should try it. Two things she mentioned to me: don't put the fresh basil in until 5 minutes before serving. And two - use fresh pasta. Worth it. Make this sauce next Sunday and let it simmer alllll day and then use some that week and freeze some for later. Trust me!
She also gave me a meatball recipe (see below) that I added to some of the sauce. The rest of the sauce I saved separately to use for chicken parm later in the week. PS - I doubled the sauce recipe.
Here is the meatball recipe. Basically, mix all these ingredients together, form 1" balls and place on greased cookie pan. Broil each side until brown (about 5 minutes each) then place in sauce for 15 more minutes to finish cooking.