Friday, September 9, 2011

Spaghetti Is Yummy!

Aside from being an easy cheap meal, and the fact that it offers freezable leftovers, my family LOVES how I make it.  And guess who else loves it. . .
"What's that mama?"  Yes, they think I'm the mama hen.  "It's okay Henny Penny's, give it a try,  It's spaghetti." 
"Wow mama!  This is really good!  I love you spaghetti mama". . .They never just say "I love you".  It's always "I love you yogurt mama". . . or "I love you meal worms mama". . .and of course "I love you chicken scratch mama".  You see, the way to a chicken's heart is through it's stomach.

Wait a minute. . .

Bawk. . .bawk. . .what going on??

Excuse me Faline. . .I think that was OURS??

What. . .you too Caspian??

"Oh well.  That really was yummy spaghetti.  I love you spaghetti mama!"

I love you too Henny Pennys.  I really love you too!

Here's my recipe:

2 lbs. Ground Beef
1 1/2 tsp. basil
1 1/2 tsp. Oregano
1/2 tsp. thyme
2 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp pepper
1 to 2 bay leaves
2 cloves of garlic
12 oz. tomato paste
3-15 oz. cans of tomato sauce
1-16 oz. can of stewed tomatoes
1-15 oz. can of puree
3 tbsp. fresh parsley or 1 tbsp. dried
1 tbsp. sugar
2-15 oz. cans of water
Add mushrooms, and any vegetables to your liking.  I personally LOVE mushrooms, but none of my family likes them.  Yes, my recipe does not include onion as I am not a fan, but feel free to add them.

Brown the ground beef and drain all fat.  Add tomato paste and simmer (while stirring) for approximately 2 minutes.  Add the rest of the ingredients (including veggies you like) and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Serve over noodles.  My personal favorite are Barilla Linguine.   Enjoy!!!


  1. Too cute--Looks like the girls have no fear of your kitty! Great photos :)

  2. You're right Rebecca. They have no fear, and in fact, our one cat, Caspian, has become our chickens pet! That will be in an upcoming post. ツ

  3. Too funny! And please follow my blog -

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