Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Friday Friend Recipe #338-Nicole's colorful spaghetti sauce


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

What is the Friday Friend cookbook? I once had about 50 of my closest friends and family (from all over the county) 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 21 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. (plus so much more....)

AND, we contributed recipes for a cookbook.

I was looking at the cookbook the other night and I said, "I should make every recipe in here for my blog."
The Handyman--who thinks he knows me better than I know myself (this happened to be a question on the Friday Friend forum once---does your spouse/partner know you better than you know yourself? Said, "you'll never, EVER do that."
WELL---maybe I'll show him!  Maybe I will.

Which brings me to recipe #338

Colorful Spaghetti
Spaghetti Sauce #24

As the Handyman says:  we've tried a lot of different spaghetti sauces.  Does he have a favorite so far?  Yes, he does.  But I'll wait till the end to tell you which one it is.
It's hard to narrow it down to one tho---because they are all spooned over (Or mixed in with) pasta and there is no going wrong with that combination.
This recipe seemed a little different from the others, but it was really good.  IF you like peppers.

And this brings me to the last of my friend Nicole's recipes for the Friday Friend Cookbook.
She only turned in 2.
You can see her other one here:  Just click right here.

On to a Nicole story.  (Nicole and her son Ian with our friend Betty.   You might recognize Betty from being in some of Ashley's recipe posts.   You can see them here--again just click right here.
Betty never sent in her own recipes, and she is a wonderful cook.  Oh well, what's a girl to do?)
So here we have Nicole and her son Ian and Betty.  It is an early 7:30am, cold November morning, getting ready for the Turkey Trot.
We all did it, every Thanksgiving.  It's a good way to begin the day. 
Nicole and Betty also helped at the registration desk.  This might have been the first Winnemucca Turkey Trot ever.

Nicole has always been involved in Health You programs.  And then COVID hit and she ended up being hired by the county to keep all the stats on every COVID related.  Every. Single stat.  That you could every think of.
In the past couple of years, my friend has been dealing with some of her own health issues and keeps a lower profile. 
But before that she was involved in many of the 5k's for non-profits around the area.
The Turkey Trot was for Alzheimer's.
She helped with Color the Mucc (a color run), which raised funds for a high school scholarship program. 
And the Lorena Smith Bengoa "Run, Ride or Walk for the cure"  (a local cancer foundation)

I don't have many photos of Nicole at the races but this one above.
was taken at the Lorena Bengo race in 2014.
People who participated in the race?
My daughter-in-law Jessica, my friend Robbie Milton  (she her posts here. Just click) and her son's partner, Tami.
Lovely ladies all.

And look!  Once again, Betty sneaks in!

I miss my friend Nicole's sweet face.
I'll have to suffice by eating her cookies and making her spaghetti. 
And then this is it for Nicole.  No more recipes.
As I told her a few posts earlier, it's sad to say goodbye. (to my friends in this format. 😏)

So, friends, My friends!  This is recipe, #338
out of 361 (I'm 99% sure I have all the math down pat now)
2023 will be the year!!
(Although I'm slow going)

Then what will I do?

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