Sunday, February 17, 2008

My Poor Husband

My husband is getting really tired of me trying out new recipes. If that weren't bad enough, he is getting even more tired of recipes that are made in the crockpot. I am not sure what he has against the crockpot, but he is a little leery of it. 99% of the time the results turn out well. Okay, except for that coagulated mess of a bean and biscuit recipe. And, maybe one or two other times. And let's not mention the time I overcooked pasta in it. That was pretty gnarly.

Anyways, I am a big pasta lover. Give me a big heaping bowl of pasta with nothing on it and I am happy. If you throw in a piece of bread, even better (healthy right?)! I wanted to try out a chunky spaghetti sauce and my best friend let me borrow her Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook (which is awesome by the way) which had about 12 good sauce recipes.

When this was done cooking, it resembled the American Chop Suey I blogged about a few weeks ago. This was very hearty, and if you substitute ground turkey or extra lean ground beef, it would be a very healthy recipe too. All those vegetables are good for you! I added a little extra seasoning in my version. Just a little extra garlic powder, Italian Seasoning and red pepper flakes. I also used canned tomatoes, because I am lazy and didn't want to seed and cut up three pounds of tomatoes.

Of course, we had bread with this. I am a carb addict, what do you expect?

Nancy's Spaghetti Sauce
from: Fix-It and Forget-It
1/4 cup minced onion
garlic powder to taste
3 cups chopped fresh tomatoes, or 28oz. can diced tomatoes with juice
6 ounce can tomato paste
3 1/2 teaspoons salt
dash of pepper
1 basil leaf
1 chopped green pepper
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
4 ounce can sliced mushrooms

1. Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on low 3 hours.


Courtenay said...

I really like your new haircut! :) And please keep up with the new recipes!