Sunday, November 2, 2008

Today's Spaghetti and Meatballs

I called it that cause I rarely make it the same way twice lol.

Today's is something like this.

I just started it at 11 am and it will simmer till about 6 or 6:30.

I saute'd some onions and bell peppers in a little pam. I seasoned them up with some salt and pepper. When they were nice and tender I added in alot of garlic, hey we are cajun you know lol. Stirred that for a minute or two, added in some italian seasoning, a dash of cayenne pepper, a dash of black pepper, a dash of white pepper, and yes I use all three and no it is not peppered. I am only putting in a small dash of each. Try it sometimes, you will be surprised at the flavor differences. I chopped up a roma tomato left over from last nights tacos and added that in for a couple of minutes. Then I added in a small can of tomato paste. Stirred well, let simmer a minute, added in a can of tomato sauce, 16 oz size, and then a can of petite diced tomatoes, a can of sliced mushrooms (large can) cause I didn't have fresh and don't feel like going to the store, and a can of beef broth, and a 1/4 cup of sugar. Oh and 2 bay leaves. This will simmer till about 4 when i will make and add the meatballs. I will do my easiest recipe I think today which is ground meat, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper, mix well, roll and drop in simmering sauce. Cook for another hour or so on simmer. I make the meatballs sorta small so they cook faster. Will serve over boiled pasta, probably spaghetti lol. Will have steamed broccoli and boiled whole baby okra or brussel sprouts depending on what is in the freezer. Also have some dinner rolls to use up so will brown those to sop up the extra sauce.