Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday Spaghetti, Sauce & the Steelers

For us, Sundays, spaghetti, homemade sauce and the Steelers go hand in hand. There's not a bit of Italian in my Irish blood nor is there in my husband's German, Indian and Heinz 57 blood that runs through him -BUT-I've always felt as though I should be Italian. For one thing, I LOVE Italian name it, I'll eat it. (well...try it, anyway)

Pasta and red sauce are staples in my house. My husband would eat it every other day if I cooked it. I'm always trying something new with my sauce. Here's what I cooked today:

Red Sauce w/ Hot Sausage

2 lg. cans of crushed tomatoes w/basil
2 cans of tomato sauce
2 TBSP. minced garlic
2 TBSP dried Italian seasoning
3 links of hot sausage
olive oil

Pour 2 TBSP olive oil into a large frying pan.

Remove casings from hot sausage and crumble into the pan. Cook over medium heat until all pink is gone, and then add garlic & Italian seasonings. Stir to mix.

Add cans of crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Stir to mix thoroughly.

Cover with lid and simmer for 2 -3 hours, stirring occasionally.

Serve over spaghetti. Top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Prudy said...

I've got just about this same thing on the menu this week too. It's tough to beat spaghetti and sausage for a weeknight meal.

MaierHousehold said...

Pasta is a staple in my house too! I can ask my 2 1/2 year old what she wants for dinner and her response is PASTA!

And by the way...I don't have any Italian blood in me either!

Tami said...

I can't count the number of times I have relied on a box of pasta for those days when things are so hectic.

My daughter still eats most of her pasta with butter on it. She will eat the sauce once in a while but only when she is feeling daring. lol!

Liz said...

GO STEELERS! From one die hard Steeler fan to another!And what a wonderful recipe.I am bookmarking it.Have a wonderful Monday.

Tami said...

I love meeting other Steelers fans! I have met so many fans since moving to NC!!

I hope that you'll stop back to visit soon!

Aggie said...

This is a classic favorite of sauce is similar to yours too, very simple but so full of flavor! Looks delicious!!

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