|no bacon in the green beans last night|
Last night, I made spaghetti and it is a filler - for the budget and it fills up a good sized appetite. I feed 3 males - and so pasta and those type of fillers, keep them from roaring with hunger.
3 cheap recipes for spaghetti (with ground beef)
There's my easy spaghetti - you know, buy a jar or two of store-made sauce - add a can of tomato sauce - ground beef, onion and green pepper, more garlic and some Italian seasonings. I'm not a food snob. If it tastes good, so be it. I do try to find a good quality and I do have my brand favorites. Check for sales - it can an easy meal - ready in 30 minutes or less.
Homemade - Or I will use either fresh Roma tomatoes or canned and do basically the same thing as above - garlic, seasonings, ground beef, onion, bell peppers, etc. Sometimes I'll add some wine - or mushrooms. You have to cook a little longer and I usually use the crock pot and let the tomatoes cook all day. I think it tastes the same as store-bought but it makes me feel like Suzie-homemaker and lets face it, we all like to do that once in a while.
I like to use vermicelli pasta instead of spaghetti but we call it spaghetti.
|see that old faded red bowl - that was my grandma's bowl.|
Baked Spaghetti - I usually make the whole 2 lb package. Then I separate it, and put the second meal in a casserole. Add the sauce - some mozzarella cheese and bake. (Or you can freeze it for next week) You can also add a can of cream of mushroom over the sauce and before the cheese. Very good.