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