Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday madness, November 19

It's Monday. Short week yeah! And I domt have to cook thanksgiving doesn't get any better than that! LOL

I'm on a slow cooker kick! In the hectic days of holiday, it's a way to keep your sanity and the stress level down.

Pasta sauce

Note. This is more expensive than the Hunts pasta sauce when you get it on sale. But, if you want scratch sauce, this sounds pretty good.

1/2 pound sausage, cooked and defatted
1/4 pound ground beef, cooked and defatted

1/2 onion, chopped
1tsp minced garlic

1 can diced tomatoes
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1-4ounce can mushrooms, sliced and drained
1/2 a red pepper, chopped
2T. Quick cooking tapioca
1tsp Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in the slow cooker.

Cover , and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or on high 4-5 hours.

Note. I have a microwave pasta cooker. In my opinion, it is one of the best kitchen investments that I have made. They are out ten dollars. I found ome in a two dollar box lot for a friend. You put your Pasta on the cooker, fill water to the correct waterline, and cook in the microwave for the set time. No watching the pot, ome pot to wash. The pot has a lid that you put on and drain the water into the sink.

Literally, in less than 15 minutes you can get the pasta cooking and make a salad and butter French bread.

That's all for today.

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