I just got Mom to e-mail me directions for how to make "meat sauce" like she did when we were kids. This was a staple in our house, always made in an enormous pot and simmering most of the day. It seemed like forever before we were allowed to taste test it! The measurements are mine, as Mom only gave vague instructions. There is something really special about this recipe ... everyone asks me what the secret ingredient is, but I think its the process of cooking the sausages in the sauce that makes it sooooo wonderful. This freezes well, so make extra. Can be defrosted slowly in the microwave.