Despite summer weather in LA, today felt Fall-ish, if only because it was the first Sunday of football season and the first Sunday after Labor Day. I woke up and knew it had to be a red sauce day. With a football game playing in the background, I chopped and sauteed onion and garlic and the smell filled the house before I opened the cans of tomatoes. Because it is still tomato season, we had ripe and sweet farmer’s market heirloom tomatoes to add to the pot, along with fresh basil from the garden. Then we smelled the simmering pot of marinara for hours before dinner time, just like I remember Sundays from my childhood.