Sunday Dinner Shortcuts February 17, 2013
You may have gathered, that in the kitchen, I am all about minimal effort, with maximum impact.
If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your area, I suggest you move! I love the place and they too, are short cut masters!
Mr. Wonderful thinks I make a wonderful spaghetti sauce. The best. Here’s how simple it is…
Start with a medium onion and dice and sauté it. Then, add a pound of mild Italian sausage, out of its casing, crumbled, and a pound of lean ground beef. Stir and brown. Add 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste, along with a teaspoon of dried chopped oregano.
Empty the contents of two cans of diced tomatoes in juice, along with a quart jar of your favorite prepared spaghetti sauce.
And since I usually go light on the salad dressing, their individual portions of dressing are usually enough for a large salad. If needed, add some olive oil. You can also add shaved Parmesan and croutons if you have them. Easy as pie.
No pie here, even though Marie Calendar’s is having a pie sale right now. I could probably eat an entire coconut cream pie all by myself! Sad but true!
Another item I sampled while there, at Trader Joe’s, was a balsamic syrup.
Blessings to you and yours!
Oh! By the way, if you are a furniture painter, waxing without a wax brush, be sure to enter my give-away, for two wax brushes, being given away, Wednesday, the 21st!