Monday, January 19, 2009

A New Twist on the Familliar

Has a recipe ever been so obvious that you didn't try it?

Here's the deal: I make the same spaghetti sauce that my mom did. Loved it then, love it now. It is the recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook-you know, the red and white checked one? (Side note: if you don't have one put it on your birthday list or Christmas list. Totally worth it.) I've made this a hundred times if I've made it once, and very rarely do I vary the recipe.

Today I noticed that there was a variation listed underneath. Spaghetti with meatballs. Go figure.

HD has been asking for it for months and since I had all most of the ingredients on hand I decided to surprise him.

Yummy! Everyone loved it, well, except for the picky one who shall remain unnamed. He had plain noodles. Killjoy.

And the meatballs were really easy, if a little time consuming. I may not do it for a regular weekday meal but these were perfect for a day when you have a little more time to spend.

Sauce recipe here. Ok, it's super, super close to mine. Not exact. I couldn't find the meatballs on line. Go figure. Let me know if you want it and I'll write it out, K? Enjoy!

Headless Mom


Keetha said...

Very similar to my spaghetti sauce, only I don't do the celery or sugar in mine.

I LOVE spaghetti.

I rarely do meatballs either - - -never want to take the time.

Anonymous said...

Not only do I know the red and white checker cookbook, I have one....actually I have two! The current version, that I usually cook from, and a vintage version that my mom cooked from when she was first married to my dad. I should scan in some pictures and blog about the differences in's actually pretty remarkable...thanks for the idea!

BTW...I have grown to love speghetti and meatballs in a deep way....The Boyfriend has a "secret" sauce and every few months he makes dinner for me with my girls. It has become a very special bonding experience for them :)

The Andrus' said...

Sounds tasty.. I just might have to try it.