Monday, January 28, 2013

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Monday night is usually spaghetti night in our house.  It is a quick and easy meal that everyone enjoys.


Spaghetti Sauce
Diced tomatoes
dehydrated onion
crushed red pepper
granulate garlic

Fill a pot with water and heat to boiling.  Add the onion, red pepper, garlic, basil and oregano (to taste).

When the water is boiling, add the spaghetti noodles.  Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, then drain.

In a separate sauce pot, add the spaghetti sauce and diced tomatoes.  Heat and simmer while the spaghetti cooks.

The children like the already prepared meatballs.  So, I just place them in a microwave safe bowl and heat according to the directions on the package.

Egee is my bread connoisseur and loves garlic bread with her spaghetti.  On nights that I do not have garlic bread in the house, I improvise.

Cheater garlic bread:

Use regular sandwich bread, spread with a thin layer of butter, and sprinkle with garlic salt.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 275 degrees for five minutes.

The entire meal takes fifteen minutes from start to finish.  Quick, easy, and delicious!