My home is filled with the wonderful smell of homemade spaghetti sauce. Mmmm it smells so good! The dog is going nuts – between watching me prepare it and smelling the sauce at is simmers on the stove she won’t stop pacing around with excitement. I don’t know what makes her think she’s going to get any? LOL
Chris is working until 8 pm tonight so we’ll be having a late dinner, but it will be a good one. Spaghetti with my homemade sauce, and a salad filled with our own home grown lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. Chris will probably want to have some garlic bread with the meal, but I don’t think we really need it. He might win out though.
We don’t have spaghetti for dinner very often, but when we do I almost always make a homemade sauce. Well ok, it’s not totally homemade – canned whole tomatoes, a basic canned or bottled tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic powered, Italian seasoning, freshly chopped chives from the garden, chopped onion, diced green pepper and a tablespoon of brown sugar (my secret ingredient to give the sauce a slightly sweeter taste) and of course about a pound of cooked lean hamburger. I don’t follow a recipe – I just throw in a little of this and a little of that until it all blends together to make a fabulous sauce. Of course this means that each sauce is different and some are better than the others. Oh well- that’s life. Most are pretty tasty.
It’s usually only during the cooler months of the year that we have meals like spaghetti dinners, roasts, stews or homemade chili. I find these meals too filling and too “hot” to cook during the summer. We stick to lighter fair in the summer.
Do you make your own sauce when you make spaghetti?