Alright guys, this is seriously an interesting recipe we have on the blog today. I know they’ve been done before, but this is a first for me and I’m pretty excited about it. First off, I have an original spaghetti sauce recipe to share with you all, something I grew up on and is seriously to die for. And the best part about it, is how versatile it is. Today I am applying it to this delicious Crunchy Spaghetti Nest, but normally it’s my regular go to sauce for traditional spaghetti and I even use it to layer up the most incredible lasagna as well. I also may or may not eat it straight with a spoon, or layer it on my favorite toast, but that’s not weird at all right?
Food nerd alert! It’s Friday in the AM as I write this post, and i’m already planning what’s for dinner. Not calling up my girlfriends for a night out on the town, not hounding my husband for a date night, none of that normal young adult stuff. In some ways this food blog is so therapeutic, admitting this to a computer is way easier than doing it to someone’s face. So thanks for listening, and let’s chat more food.
I want to fill you in on my usual plan of action on how this spaghetti sauce get’s used in my household. With 1 lb of ground beef, 2 cans stewed tomatoes, 1 can tomato paste, and a jar of high-quality premade marinara sauce and spices; you can imagine how this recipe yields quite a lot of sauce. And that is exactly what you want, trust me. With the batch I made this time, it was dinner for two night for the hubby and I, made 6 Spaghetti Nest’s, and the rest was lunch for 2-3 days. To much spaghetti for you in a short amount of time? No worries, use however much you want and then freeze the rest for up 3 months.
So not only is it super tasty, it’s one of those super cost efficient meals everyone needs in there life. It’s not expensive to make, and lasts for days. In our last blog post featuring the oh so delicious Cheesy Mushroom Toast, I mentioned how I feel like a winner when a favorite recipe yields leftovers that are even better the next day. Well, this is for sure one of those recipes. Each day it has to sit, the more time the flavors have to absorb together to create perfection.
So as we wrap up this blog post, I must mention one last thing. While the spaghetti sauce recipe is mine, the idea to make it into a Crunchy Spaghetti Nest was not mine. We adapted this recipe from the “Joy of Cooking,” cookbook and mostly followed the cooking directions from the book. For more information on what we’re doing with the infamous cookbook, be sure to check out our other blog post detailing our Journey into the Joy of Cooking. That’s it for today, and we hope you have enjoyed your time with us. Hope everyone has a great weekend, and we’ll be back Monday with a much needed detox drink. Until then, happy cooking!
Quote of the Day: “We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.” – Vince Lombardi