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 (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/item.php?RID=390).