Sunday, November 14, 2010

Spaghetti With Meat Sauce and Jenny's 1 Hour Bread Sticks

So my kids love all things pasta (and so do I!). Of course the number 1 pasta of all time is spaghetti! Honestly, my spaghetti varies from time to time and I've never really written down the recipe before! When I was in high school I just learned how my mom made it and have basically stuck with her recipe because her sauce is always yummy! Tonight while I was cooking the sauce I decided to pay close attention to all the ingredients so that I could actually write it out on my blog! So here you go:

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

1 lb. package of pasta
1 lb. ground beef
1 (29 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
1 tsp. minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
1 T. sugar
1/2 package McCormick spaghetti Thick and Zesty mix (or substitute basil, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, and dried onion)
1/2 cup cheese (I usually use shredded parmesan if I have it or cheddar. Tonight we used 1/2 cup cream cheese because the cream cheese package kept telling me to...and it was pretty good!)

Cook beef in a large pot and drain. Start water for noodles. To meat add tomato products, mushrooms, garlic, sugar, and spaghetti spices. Bring to a boil. Add cheese and stir continuously until completely melted. Reduce heat to low and let simmer at least 15 minutes. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles!

1 Hour Bread Sticks

Tonight I also made 1 hour bread sticks that I found on my friend Jenny's blog! I've been making these for several months now and I am hooked! They are super easy, super cheap to make and I don't have to remember to make them earlier in the day because they can rise and bake in the time it takes me to make the rest of dinner! They seriously cost less to make than the refrigerated kind you get at a store and they are about 10 times as good! My kids would seriously eat the entire pan by themselves if I let them! You really really have to try this recipe!

Here is a link to her recipe: Jenny's Bread Stick Recipe. Enjoy!


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