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Will, Future Foodie! (aka Quick and Amazing Pasta Sauce Blog)

Will always loves and always asks for my Mom's spaghetti sauce.   He likes it even more then the Bolognese sauce I make (but today I found out only because it is so much quicker - when he is hungry, he doesn't want to wait 2 hours).  I make her version sometimes.  It is very good and super quick and easy (20 mins) where mine takes a full 2 hours.  I had misplaced the recipe for it so Will called Grandma tonight to get it.

He wrote it all down and then handed me the recipe.  I said "Ok, Will why don't you make it for us tonight?"

Will prepared the entire meal:  cooking the pasta sauce, including taste testing for perfect spices, the boiling of the pasta, getting the dishes ready etc  -  all  with good timing.

While he was cooking he was so excited and kept saying that he was so glad he would never starve (or be stuck eating Ramen noodles and mac and cheese) now that he can make the sauce.  He also said, "This is so easy.  All you need is burger and everything else you always have in the house."   (well, you do have the buy the spices et al first to have it  'in the house') :-)

He kept asking "How is it?...Is it good?  Does it taste like Grandma's?",  while Ron and I we were eating (it was awesome by the way) and he kept saying over and over that making his own food (and making it for others) is a great feeling.  Yes, like mother like son!

Will, future Foodie!!!

Grandma L's Quick Sauce:

2 lb Lean Ground Beef
2 T Dehydrated Onions, minced
1 T Dry Mustard
1 t Allspice
2 t Garlic Salt
1 1/2 t Salt (more to taste as needed)
1 1/2 t Black Pepper
2  - 6 oz cans Tomato Paste
 12 - 16 oz water

  • Over medium heat, brown ground beef.  Add onion and cook until softened.  Add all spices and cook five minutes.  Taste and add additional spices as needed (this is the part that is very subjective 'a little 'beetty', no too 'moochey'' )
  • Add the tomato paste and 12 oz water.  Stir will to combine.
  • Bring to a boil.  Add more water if too thick.  Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  • Serve over prepared pasta (spaghetti preferred)
Preparing the sauce

Preparing the Pasta
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