Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jazz up spaghetti night!

I know, spaghetti night is rough here too!  However, there are a variety of ways to keep it interesting and lively in order to keep those you love eating it.  We love DelGrosso Organic Roasted Garlic Spaghetti Sauce/Tomato Basil, Trader Giotto's (TJ's) Arrabiata Sauce/Three Cheese Sauce, as a base for cooking.  Sometimes I'll omit the 0.8 lb Whole Foods Organic ground beef (soy free) and throw in 1 1/2 cups of frozen spinach and 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms (standard or portabello).  Other times I'll substitute a package of Wellshire Farms sausage (think link sausage) and dice it up for "Sausage Sketti" night.  If I'm in the mood for something a little spicy, I'll add 1 cup (sometimes a little extra) of Kirkland's Organic Salsa to the spaghetti sauce (with or without the ground beef).  Even if you're keeping it traditional, don't be afraid to experiment.  A pinch of sage and a dash of oregano goes a long way to really bringing out the Italian flavors in spaghetti sauce.  I've found that most traditional noodles are spmf, but we really love the multicolored noodles from Whole Foods (

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