Hey, y’all! With all of this extra time on our hands, we now have the opportunity to cook some things we may not have done in the past. Like, an all day simmer spaghetti sauce!
One of the most important cooking tips I have learned in the past couple of years is… let it simmer. The longer something cooks, the better it tastes. The more robust the flavor.
My mom is a great cook… but I didn’t learn this from her… sorry, Mimi!!! Now, I didn’t learn this from her in exchange for something else I learned from her. Every night, she waited for my dad to get home from work to find out what sounded good to him for dinner and then she started cooking. We ate based off of what sounded good at the moment. And then we cooked it. This made for some great meal time memories because we were eating what we all wanted.
What you don’t get from this is a simmer. And a simmer is also… oh so good!
I especially loved this meal because we all made it together.
We were excited all day for dinner. As the hours went on, the smell got richer and richer. AND, for me, I was able to clean up from the cooking and then enjoy the meal with a clean kitchen! Ahhhhhhhh!
I hope you guys are still enjoying cooking… and still enjoying your family 😉 Happy Happy Sunday! It is beautiful outside!!!!
Sunday Offering: Tate Farms All Day Simmer Spaghetti Sauce
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes in puree
1 (12 oz) can tomato paste
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (28 oz) can stewed tomatoes with basil and garlic
2 bay leaves
3 tsps dried basil
2 tsps dried oregano
1 lb ground beef
4 tsps minced garlic
1 large onion, diced
2 carrots, finely chopped
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsps sugar
1/2 – 1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
- Saute onion, garlic and carrot in olive oil over medium heat until tender.
- Add ground beef and brown until no pink is visible.
- Add oregano, basil, garlic powder, parsley, salt and pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well.
- Add rest of ingredients and stir well.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 5 hours.
- Remove bay leaves and serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.