Sunday, October 12, 2014

Friday Friend Recipe #27 -- Spaghetti Sauce #2

Making my way thru my Friday Friend Cookbook, one recipe at a time.

Friday Friend cookbook:   I have about 50 of my closest friends and family on an e-mail forum which I called the Friday Friends.  At first, most of them didn't know each other, (they knew me) but over the past 15 years, we've answered and shared silly--and serious---questions,  exchanged Secret Santa Christmas gifts,  had a dieting contest in which we paid a $1 a week and that money went to a scholarship fund for a Friday Friends son's memorial scholarship, and we went on a great vacation for my 52 birthday.

AND,  we contributed recipes for a cookbook.
Which brings me to this... recipe #27

Robbie Milton's
"Little" sauce
the 2nd in the FF spaghetti sauces

The only thing harder than taking a photograph of salad is taking one of spaghetti.  Well, actually, many spaghetti dinners--and making  them look different.
You will just have to bear (or is it bare?) with me, because I asked all of them, my 50 Friday Friends, how they made spaghetti and 24 of them answered I have 24 spaghetti dinners to post for you.
This is number 2.

You can't really go wrong with any pasta, so I will just forgo the description of how good this tasted.  
For the record--it did.

I am probably the only person in the world who still makes red sauce from scratch and not out of a jar.
The jar tasted fine tho, AND it's about the memories I have when I make a friend's recipe from this book.

Little Sauce
(That's what Barb, the publisher named it---she was trying to name 24 red sauces. LOL)
by Robbin Milton via the FF Cookbook.

Brown and season hamburger
Add one jar of Ragu
Add some basil, garlic, and other seasonings.
Simmer and serve over pasta

There you have it. 
That's it.

see Robbie here:  (all of her recipes I mean)

Robbie is on the right in the photo below.
(my friend Jean on the left)

Robbie and her husband John are our Friday Night Friends.  The ones we have dinner with every Friday night, IF neither of us is doing anything else.
We've been doing it for years and years.
17 to be exact.
It is so comfortable and normal I can wear my slippers over there if I want to.
And sometimes I do.

Robbie will probably not like this picture below, as I caught her in the middle of eating a cracker.
BUT---if you notice she is looking at THE FRIDAY FRIEND COOKBOOK!

It was, of course,  Friday Night and we have wine and food, our husbands are playing cribbage.

I love our Friday Nights!

I am going to link up with 

I know it's not an original recipe or even something out of the ordinary, but
Michelle says:
When someone says "I'm making a gumbo," it means family and friends are invited.
And this cookbook, which my family and friends contributed to, is fun for me!


Because.... this is  a food related post with random thoughts.


Michelle Meche said...

The photos are awesome, Debbie. I mean, really, really good! I like the name Little Sauce, but I do feel sorry for Barb having to name all 24. It always makes me feel good to read about your Friday Friends project. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week.

Tina said...

Easy and delicious, can't ask for more than that!

Laurie C said...

That's my kind of recipe! We have usually made our sauce from scratch, too, but then hubby went on a low-carb diet and so, no more pasta! The spaghetti squash is good, but only takes you so far. Love the idea of Friday Friends!

Beth F said...

I usually make sauce from scratch too, but I *always* have a jar or two of sauce in the pantry, just in case I need a really, really labor-free meal. :) Love your Friday traditions.

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