When I first started this blog, I thought I would only be writing about knitting related things. But I like to cook. And I like to try different things. And I like to share my discoveries with others. So I guess this is turning into a bit of a cooking blog too. I don’t cook a lot during the week, but especially during the Fall and Winter months, I like to whip up something special. So this morning, while enjoying my coffee, and knitting of course, I was pondering what to cook. I was texting my friend Deb and she mentioned she was making spaghetti sauce. Bingo!
So here are the main ingredients:
Ground sirloin – 1 lb
Ground hot italian sausage 1/2 lb (I chickened out a little on this first go around)
Sweet onion – 1/2 of a large one
Garlic (of course) – 3 cloves
A jar of spaghetti sauce (yes, I cheated and this isn’t all from scratch)
A can of diced tomatoes in italian spices (to add some chunky tomatoeyness-that should really be a word)
A bit of cinnamon (to add a little sweetness)- a couple generous shakes
A bit of red pepper flakes (to add a little hotness) – several shakes
A three cheese italian blend
Rice spaghetti since I’m gluten free
I sautéed the onion, garlic and mushrooms in a bit of olive oil and set that aside. I browned the ground sirloin and italian sausage. I put the veggies back in along with the remaining ingredients except for the cheese and pasta. I then let it simmer and mingle for about an hour.
And the result: Holy cow, come to mama! I think we have a winner!
Enjoy your weekend and as always, happy knitting!