I am just giddy with excitement! Why you ask???
School is out for summer!
I love my kids being home. It means no homework or crazy evening schedules.
It is a time for carefree days and no early morning alarm clocks!
Recently my daughter had a group of friends over for a spend the night…..their request…..get your mom to cook for us! They usually just want to order pizza. I wanted to do something easy and economical for a group. I also needed something most kids love….spaghetti!
I was able to make the sauce that morning and cook it in the slow cooker all day.
My mother gave me this recipe hand written on a note-card when I got married. I have been using this same recipe for 23 years! It is quick and easy. Great for a crowd! You can make it up the night before and cook it in the slow cooker the next day! It doesn't get much easier that that!
This easy meat sauce also freezes very well!!! Make a double or triple batch to freeze for that easy go to dinner for a busy night! For a regular dinner night, I make a double batch. I have two teens! This enable us to have leftovers on another night.
I don't know about you, but I say YAY to leftovers!
You can also make the same sauce to use with Chicken Parmesan….just leave out the meats!
I made a double batch that night, and it fed 4- 8th grade girls, 2 adults and 1 teen boy! We still had a little left over for a couple of lunch plates. I did leave out the mushrooms since most kids don't like them. I severed it over spaghetti noodles with salad and crusty garlic bread. They were very happy!
Later that night we cranked up the fire pit on the patio and made S'mores!
Enjoy your weekend and Happy Summer!
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