Friday, October 19, 2012

♫ IT'S PEANUT BUTTER JELLY TIME ♫

HAPPY FRIDAY BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!!

Okay I'm not really making PB&J lol but looking at this picture can you guess what's for dinner?
So if you look at these ingredients and guessed I am making spaghetti you would totally be wrong.....................okay I'm totally kidding, can't get anything past you. YES I'M MAKING SPAGHETTI :)

So a little backdrop on this meal. My mom used to make spaghetti when I was a little girl, it was one of my favorite meals she made. She loved to make it and then put it in the oven with cheese on top. I personally HATED it with cheese on top, so she always made a big pot, half would go in the oven with cheese and the other half would be for me with no cheese :) I totally loved my mothers spaghetti, as you can tell with the ingredients it wasn't the "boil some noodles and throw some canned sauce on top" kinda spaghetti. When we cook we cook big and we get it in LOL. So with that said, when my mom died I never got the recipe from her before hand, I had no idea how to make this spaghetti, what to put in it, what spices, what meat, NOTHING, and the sad part I hadn't craved it until after she died. I remembered there was meat, as in ground beef but I couldn't remember what else. I remember I couldn't stop thinking about her spaghetti, I even had dreams about it, so one day I went to the grocery store and prayed that I could remember by taste everything my mother put into her spaghetti and guess what....I DID!!!!

It's amazing how that works, I was in the grocery store and I could suddenly taste everything she put into the spaghetti, I could see her preparing it the only thing I think I might have added and she didn't was the Italian sausage. Although she might have and that just didn't come back to my remembrance   Either way it works. I remember the first day I made it I was so nervous, I think I made it for someone and I really wanted it to taste like my moms, and when I tasted it I literally cried because it was exactly like hers, I felt like she was with me. And the few times I have made it, it seems to get better and better. I have made it for potlucks, engagement parties, friends, and so on and apparently its a HUGE hit. So enough of that here goes...


I combine my seasonings, ground beef and Italian sausage into a pan. Then after they brown I add in my kielbasa. I place hot water on the stove and add salt and a dab of oil to the water and let it come to boil then add my noodles.
While the meat is cooking and the noodles are boiling I cut up one whole green bell pepper, one whole onion and two garlic cloves and into the pan they go

By this time the meat has finished browning so I strain it in a colander to allow the oil and juice that the meat makes when it's cooking to strain out and it won't be in the spaghetti. While the meat is straining I take the same pan and saute my vegetables that way the veggies can take up all that yummy goodness and seasonings from the meat. I also sweat my vegetables which basically means I put a lid over the pan while they are sauteing.
 After the noodles are done I strain them as well, the veggies are sauteed and the meat is nicely seasoned and browned. It all goes in a big pot, with all the different sauces I like to use at least 4-5 sauces but that's me and I add some Oregano to taste and mix well

OMG I am getting hungry all over again just looking at that. In the words of my great friend "nom nom nom nom" (LOL you know who you are........Ruby)




And there you have it. YUMMY GOODNESS!!!!

I served this with plain Garlic Toast but I added a little shredded cheese to the toast before placing it in the oven. OMG that is the best, or you could also pair it with this absolutely AHHHH-MAZING recipe for corn bread that my friend has. YUMMY!!!!

Hope you enjoy & as always thank you for reading!!!! 

SS <3



Share your thoughts and comments below :)


18 comments:

  1. this post makes me realize how lazy i am LOL i just get a can of spaghetti sauce from trader joes and brown up some meat and there you have it lol

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    1. LOL Sabz that was funny...I'm sorry :( hey at least its healthy since its from Trader Joes LOL

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  2. OHEMGEE!! Your spaghetti looks BOMB!! I'm a HUGE fan of spaghetti. My husband swears that's why I fell in love with him! Really like that you add Italian Sausage to it too, gives it that extra flavor!
    Also, That PB&J song from Family guy has been my ringtone for over a year. Anytime someone calls, the folks around me start singing and dancing to it. Love it!!

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    1. LOL THANK YOU!!!! Italian Sausage definitely does give it flavor I love it. And that song is absolutely HILARIOUS to me..I would totally laugh if I heard it as someones ringtone lol

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  3. My husband would love this post if he was here reading it. LOL He is insanely obsessed with Spaghetti of all things and constantly begs me to make it, while I'm over here trying to think of exotic meals, he's craving spaghetti. LOL But it's just one of those good ol' meals that we love.

    I love that you add Kielbasa and Italian Sausage, I personally love Italian sausage with spaghetti and lasagna. Yummmm, I'll have to try yours!

    And thank you for the shout out with my cornbread!! <3

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    1. Aww lol you should try on your hubby and let me know what he thinks. Haha I love spaghetti but I definitely don't make it that often I make it more for other people than for myself. Had I been thinking straight I would have tried your cornbread recipe I can totally taste that with my spaghetti...but I wasn't thinking very hard last night lol

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  4. Yummy! I just never thought of putting sausage in my spaghetti. Hello, where have I been. I especially love that this recipe is something your momma passed on to you. Making it extra special! :D

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    1. It definitely is extra special, and everytime I make it I feel her with me :)

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  5. Delicious! We make it the same way now. I discovered Kielbasa and was in total love lol HighFive next time im in town we dining in!

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    1. Ruby i am all for it. We have spaghetti, wine, bread...the whole Italian dining and everything LOL

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  6. oh! that's so awesome. So glad you figured out the recipe! I have a few like that from my grandfather that I've figured out by tasting. That looks delicious and amazing! Nomnomnom!

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  7. That looks really tasty! I love linguine too! I prefer it over spaghetti even when they are the same thing just different shape! LOL! ... looks perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Yum, I can just smell it! I make this once a week for my kids.

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  9. Thanks babes. I certainly do feel good about myself.

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  10. I shouldn't look at food posts when I'm starving! Yum!

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