But despite the ridiculous weather we've been having (it hit eighty yesterday. On the first day of March), we're still stuck with winter produce. So though last night's spaghetti was the same concept as the summer version, the ingredients, and thus the meal, differed.
Summer meat sauce is a hearty dish that still explodes with summer taste and uses up a variety of your garden's bounty.
Winter meat sauce is just meaty and warm and cheap.
Either way, it just can't be beat for a simple, fast, cheap, DDH-pleasing dinner.
It's a dish you don't really need a recipe for. But here's what I did:
Cook spaghetti according to pasta directions. Drain and set aside. I used about a half package of spaghetti for about one pound of beef, which equates to two big dinner portions and two smaller lunch portions, since the DDH likes really saucy pasta. Feel free to stretch as needed or desired.
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Add approximately 1 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, and 1/8 tsp. sugar.
Add herbs and spices to taste. Some suggestions:
|Basil, oregano, savory, thyme, fennel, marjoram, parsley.|