Hey guys! Again please forgive my absence! A lot has happened in the last few weeks! I signed up for a freaking FULL marathon. Like a crazy person. I'm still trying to watch what I eat and come up with healthier things to eat. This is certainly a good one and I'll be using it again. My favorite part is that it's a one-pan wonder (except for the pot you have to use for cooking the pasta...but the rest can all be done in a single frying pan). Read on for the Verdict to see more about how much I liked this recipe, and how my co-workers liked it as well!
Hey guys! Quick post this evening... Today was a lonnngggg day. To tell you the truth, I felt like I was in 50 places at once today, so by the time 5 o'clock came around, I wasn't feeling much up to making dinner. But, like a good housewife (yeah right lol), I texted Matt to see what he wanted for dinner. To my pleasant surprise, he texted back that he was already making spaghetti and had made enough for me as well... what a keeper! But for those of you who have read the blog before, you probably know how I feel about Matt's famous spaghetti with meat sauce.
I figured I'd take the spaghetti and make something else to go on top, since I wasn't crazy about the idea of Ragu and ground beef (in Matt's defense, I had just read on twitter about some meat company that just recalled and insane amount of ground beef for salmonella...and even though it wasn't our brand, it was just kind of unappetizing). SOOOO, I figured that I wanted to come up with something that I could just throw together in a jiffy so that I could pile it all in a bowl, curl up on the couch, and watch Stabler and Benson throw some perverts in jail.
Yesterday was Matt's birthday. I won't tell you how old he is, but I will tell you that one of his absolute favorite meals is spaghetti with meat sauce. He makes it multiple times per week. Truth be told, this is actually why I started cooking. I don't like to eat the same thing over and over again and I thought I could find new things that he would like. So far, it has worked pretty well. What I did tonight was his favorite, pasta with meat sauce, but with an upgrade (in my opinion). Upgrade meaning that the sauce isn't Ragu and simmers for over an hour instead of being zapped in the microwave for 20 seconds (the pasta also isn't angel hair and the meat sauce involves more than just ground beef). But if it makes him happy, he can eat pasta with meat sauce the way he wants, I just thought we should change it up.