Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Wow!!!! We now have a total of 7 drivers in our family....Anna passed her test this morning, yea Anna!!!!

I wanted to share the recipe of homemade spaghetti sauce that Anna made two nights ago, it is the best I have ever tasted, so thick, it smells sooo Italian and tastes that way too, we used the rest of it on our homemade pizza crust and it was super great on that too.

Slow Cooked Spaghetti Sauce

1 pound ground beef
4 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) Diced Tomatoes, undrained
6 cans (6 oz. each) Tomato paste
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 Tablespoons minced fresh marjoram or 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1 bay leaf

In large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, brown sugar and seasonings; mix well. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until bubbly. Discard bay leaf. Serve over spaghetti. (this is a Taste of Home recipe)

I do not know what we are going to do tonight.....but something, when the guys are not here, the evening is soooo long. We have some options so we'll see after we eat our easy dinner, its hard to even cook when they are not here, the children that are here do not eat a whole lot, so I have to adjust the quantity and it almost makes it not worth cooking.....but I am going to feed them, so do not worry:) I am going to drag out my Creative Memory stuff too before they get back and do some catching up.

I have enjoyed answering several e-mails from folks out there, some about church, school, and how we operate. I feel honored that you would even consider asking me! It brings a joy to my heart as it is a way I can give something back to you as you have prayed and come along side of us. Feel free to know I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have, not that I have all the answers, just trial and error experience:)

It's a beautiful 72 degree day here.....enjoying it!!!!


P.S. I am looking for a cowboyish/western picture with a scripture verse on it, in honor of Joel to but above our fireplace mantle, so it needs to be pretty big....any ideas???


Bob and Cindy Cole said...

We have always seen nice artwork at Mardel's. They have many, large pictures.

Zimms Zoo said...

Yeah for the spaghetti sauce recipe. I have tried so many and they are all yucky.

I can't wait to try this!

-stephanie- said...

I'll e-mail you a link to a western/cowboyish art website.

Emma and Mommy said...

I sent an email to you with a link to a beautiful print I saw a while back that might work. Thanks for the recipe we had spaghetti tonight wish I had seen this sooner, we had jarred sauce and it was kind of blah.

Danielle said...

YAY!!!! ANNA that is GREAT!!! :)