Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Saying good-bye with a quick and easy spaghetti sacue


This is it, my quick good-bye.

I'm leaving tomorrow afternoon for CT, to see my grand babies.

I'm so excited!!!


But I'll be out of the food blogging world for a couple of weeks. Don't forget about me!


Last night between errands I made this quick spaghetti sauce that I found over at "Everything in Moderation". I left Sherri a comment that I was going to try it, but who would have thought I'd do it the same day. If you want the full recipe, hop on over to visit her blog "Everything in Moderation." I will say that it was quick and quite good too. The Handy-man had 3 helpings. (and if his mother is reading this, he didn't like it as well as yours. LOL)


Speaking of spaghetti sauces...... my mother in law is half Italian and is known throughout the family for her great spaghetti sauce. It is legendary. And she has no recipe, she just adds a pinch of this, a pinch of that. We have all followed her around and tried to write it down as she cooks, but so far, none of us can compare. Well... there was that one time, when we were first married, 30 1/2 years ago, when the Handy-Man told his mother that my spaghetti sauce could rival hers. It was a tense moment at the table, but (and this is why I love my mother in law more than the average daughter in law should ), she just put her fork down and looked at me and said, "that's great!! It's about time we had another cook in this family. How do you do yours?" She's always been very supportive of me and and anything I do. Interesting woman, she thinks her daughter-in-laws walk on water. (sigh, yes I have to share my "water walking" ) But the nice thing is, I've learned from the best and I happen to think that my own daugther-in-laws walk on water too!!

My sauce really does not rival hers... I think the Handy-Man jinxed me that fateful night when he said that my sauce was as good as his mom's. Because I've never been able to make it as well since....and that has been over 30 years ago.


But this sauce? It's good. And fast. Just right for a work night. Serve with garlic bread and a salad.


It's perfect!!

19 comments:

~Jess said...

Have a safe trip!

Katy ~ said...

Safe travels!

Lynda said...

Enjoy those babies and take lots of pictures!I can feel your excitment-have a safe trip! :)

Mary said...

I promise I won't forget you. Enjoy those babies and the time you have with them. Blessings...Mary

Krista said...

My mother in law is the same way! My sisters are very jealous of me for that. And luckily she doesn't cook, so she (and my husband) think that I'm a genius in the kitchen.

Have a wonderful trip and enjoy those precious babies!

The sauce does look good!

Donna-FFW said...

Enjoy your trip. Cant wait to see the pictures!

Cathy said...

Have a great time and enjoy those babies.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

That looks really good. My favorite food is skatti!!! Have a great trip and fun with your grand babies. See you soon.

Karen said...

Have fun!

sherri said...

I'm glad you and your man liked it!

enjoy those babies.
We'll be here when you return.

Terri said...

Safe travels, Debbie and have a wonderful time!

teresa said...

Have a wonderful time! We'll miss you!

girlichef said...

Looks delicious!! Enjoy your time with the grandkids...we'll be here when u get back :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I love spaghetti sauce!

Julie said...

Hope you have a great trip. The sauce looks super!

Donna-FFW said...

Debbie- I left you an award on my Friday post, made your pudding poke cake, was a hit here. Come pick up your badge when you return:)

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Ahhh!! I see now, you're away from the puter. No wonder you haven't emailed me back, because I know you want some Country Bob's sauce!! =)

Contact me when you get this! Have fun!

Rachelle
Ldylvbgr AT hotmail.com

HoneyB said...

You will be on my side of the country! :-)

Travel safe!

Jennifer said...

Hope you've had a wonderful trip!

Please stop by my blog once you've unpacked and aren't chin deep in laundry...there's an award waiting there for you.:)

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