Last night we made spagetti for dinner. It was feeezing outside and it felt so nice and cozy to have a delicious warm meal simmering on the stove top while Er and I cought each other up on the happenings of the day. (The highlight of my day was Malak throwing the HUGEST tantrum in Target- hitting, thrashing and screaming were all involved. Good times. I have heard of the terrible two's but apparently we are paving the way for the terrible 13 month olds) :) I am posting the recipe for the marinara/meat sauce because it is pretty much the best you will ever have. No really, it should win an award for deliciousness or something. We served it over whole wheat noodles and with a crusty french bread in the side.....oh the yummy goodness.
(By the way, I cannot take credit for this is recipe, it's just one that I have come to love.)
1 onion finely chopped
1 Lb. ground beef (I always sub this for ground turkey for a healthier option)
1/2 shredded carrot
1 c. white wine
1/2 c. milk (I use soy since we are all allergic and it works just fine)
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. chicken broth (or whatever broth you have on hand, I have used beef and vegetable)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
dash of pepper
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 bay leaf
2 cans tomato sauce
1 Tblsp. brown sugar
In a large saucepan add the onion and brown it with ground beef over med heat. Drain. Add shredded carrot, cook 2 minutes. Add cup of white wine, cook 4-6 minutes. Add milk and nutmeg, cook 3-4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer with the lid off until sauce thickens.
Also, I did not realize until yesterday, but Malak has moved on to the second round in the cute baby contest!! The bad news is that there are 4 rounds. :( But would you mind putting in another vote for him?? We can't give up now, he has made it to round 2 people!! Please?? Here is the link: http://www.kj103fm.com/pages/beatmybaby.html?feed=305595&article=4552553
*Don't be tempted to vote for Princess Leah- you will see her when you go to the page...fight the urge.