Welcome! I'm a new Pittsburgher and mom who is untrained in both life and cooking, but that just makes them both more exciting!

Spaghetti and Meat Sauce

I would be happy to have spaghetti and any sort of tomato sauce once a year. It just isn't my cup of tea. But Jake seems to love it, and I am the greatest wife of all time, so I made it tonight for dinner. This isn't any fancy Bolognese sauce that has red wine and fancy things. This is just meat sauce. But it ended up pretty tasty, so hold your judgement!

You start with the meat. I used organic ground beef from Costco. I read somewhere that if you want to get the most bang for your organic buck then you should go for meat and milk (and other things where you are eating something that comes from the body of an animal). I'm still working on doing it more often, but this was organic meat. Did that really need a whole paragraph?

So you brown the meat and throw a chopped up onion in to cook with it so that all of the flavors work together. Then I drain the fat and throw in a jar of marinara sauce (homemade sauce would probably be better!), garlic powder, salt&pepper, and basil. Then let it simmer for awhile while the pasta cooks. It is the simmering time that makes a difference here. The longer you can go the better.

Then you can just plate it up and throw some parmesan on top. The nice thing about this dinner is that there is extra for lunch. And leftover pasta is better than fresh pasta (says Austin).

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