Special Spaghetti

When you want to make a nice dinner for your family that you can be sure everyone in your family will enjoy, you will want to try this special spaghetti recipe. This recipe makes for a great dinner that both adults and kids will enjoy. You will love presenting your family with this delicious meal; you will know that everyone will eat all of it off of their plate.

List of ingredients:

3 Tbsp of oil
1 medium onion, minced
2 Tbsp of minced green pepper
1 stalk of celery, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 12-ounce can of whole tomatoes, chopped
1 12-ounce can of tomato puree
1 Tbsp of basil
1 tsp of crushed oregano
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup of dry red wine
1 cup of water
2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of black pepper
2 Tbsp of grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:

You will want to begin by heating oil in large and heavy pot. Once the oil is heated then you will want to add in the onion, green pepper, celery and garlic. Now you are going to sauté until the vegetables are nice and tender. Now you will add in the tomatoes, tomato puree, basil, oregano and bay leaf. You will want to simmer it for about one hour, making sure to watch it and stir it frequently. Now go ahead and add in the red wine, water, salt and pepper. If kids are going to be eating it and you choose to, you can substitute the red wine for a non-alcoholic red wine. Now simmer it for one more hour. If you find that the sauce is a bit too thick for your liking, then you can always go ahead and add in some water. Make sure that you only add in a little bit at a time so that you don’t end up making it too thin.

Once the sauce is close to being done, you will want to cook your spaghetti according to the instructions that are printed on the package. When your spaghetti is cooked, you will want to drain and rinse it. Now you can put the spaghetti on the plates and top it with a generous portion of the sauce. Sprinkle some Parmesan cheese on the top and serve it with a slice of garlic bread or a side of your choice.

Source: Spaghetti Recipe.

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Published in: on February 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm  Comments (1)  
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Skillet Cauliflower and Ham

List of ingredients:

2 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 small clove of garlic, minced
2 tsp of fresh ginger root, minced
1 head of cauliflower, in florets, halved
1 bunch of green onions, sliced
1 1/2 cups of cooked ham, chopped
3/4 cup of chicken broth
1 tbsp of cornstarch
1 dash of salt, to taste
2 tsp of soy sauce

Preparation instructions:

The first thing that you are going to do is to sauté the garlic and ginger in a large skillet. Now you want to add in the cauliflower florets, sliced onion, and chopped ham. Cook it for 5 minutes over a high heat, stirring. Now you will combine the remaining ingredients and add them to the skillet. Make sure that you stir it constantly over a medium heat until it becomes thickened. Once it is done you will want to serve it with rice and a salad.

Source: Cauliflower Recipe.

Published in: on February 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm  Comments (2)  
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