Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Spaghetti Sauce Recipe and My Card Technique for February

"Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vaccuum cleaner"--Sophia Loren

A couple of years ago I bought a "Fix it and Forget it" cookbook. I love this cookbook. I have tried a bunch of recipes from it. One of my favorite ones is a Spaghetti Sauce recipe. It is so good. Ever since I first tried it a few years ago I always use it to make my own spaghetti sauce. I never use store bought sauce except for other things. This sauce is the best. When we go on vacation with my side of the family, this is the recipe that is requested by others on our night to be in charge of dinner. I actually made this last Friday for dinner and meant to post the recipe. Then I forgot about it until Jamie called yesterday to get the recipe from me. I have made it so much I have the page number memorized in the cookbook and I turn right to it when I want to make it. So here is the recipe:

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce:

1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
2 14-oz. cans tomatoes diced, with juice
6-oz. can tomato paste
8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dried basil
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2-1 tsp. dried thyme

Brown meat and onion in saucepan. Drain well. Transfer to slow cooker. Add remaining ingredients. Cover. Cook on low 7 hours. If the sauce seems too runny, remove lid during last hour of cooking.

I have made a couple changes to this recipe. I always add an extra can of tomato sauce and I also usually cook it for 8 hours and not 7. But trust me, it is so good!

I also finished my card technique for the month today. It is a card I started a couple weeks ago and just barely got around to finishing today. There was just way to much going on this month to finish it earlier. This card is called a criss-cross card and I got the idea off a website http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/. They have a bunch of really cute ideas on that website that I want to try. Instead of telling you step by step how it is done you can go to that website under resources and it will tell you step by step how it is made. These are my pictures of the card I made.


All About M.E.('s) said...

Very cute card! Also, I have tried that spaghetti sauce many times and I agree, it is delicious.

em said...

I am glad for the recipe. I remember we had it at your house long ago and I wanted to try to make it.

The Carter Family: said...

I am excited to try this recipe-what should I substitute for the tomato chunks (or whatever they were?) we don't like chunky, cooked tomatoes (I love them raw-Brady doesn't like them either way)! But I really want to make the recipe-so let me know what you think I should do!

Smiley Family said...

I love the card, way cute. You have talent. And I love that you are learning all these new techniques. Also, thanks for the recipe. I bought all the stuff and I plan to make it tomorrow. It is so yummy! Hopefully it turns out as good as when you make it.

rsheedy said...

The recipe sounds great...unfortunately, my hubby does not like spaghetti. Maybe I can visit Ruthie when she makes it! :)

Zachary said...

You know...I really wish I cooked...some of these recipes look pretty good. Oh well...Del Taco will suffice.

Nathan and Esther said...

That recipe does sound good. That card is sooo cute! I love it.

Princess said...

I love your card, super cute! I got your invite and would like to know more about it. Send me an email and let me know!

whitney said...

Super cute card! The recipe sounds great-it's a definite must-try!