How is everyone today?? Are you loving this challenge?? I am, I love checking out these dishes everyday. As you can see I’m a big Crock Pot fan, I used my crock pot at a family party this past weekend, I made a Chili, well I had to go and pick it up the next day because I was having withdrawals! No seriously Sunday is my favorite day to get in the kitchen and I had this soup all planned out, then it dawned on me…….”Oh No…….I left it at the party! Who am I to take Chili from anyone?? I made sure I went and got it though! I do get sick of the same things, my husband would be happy with the same things every week, but not me. So I’m really enjoying Sarah, Melanie and Laura’s dishes, I bet I try them all at some point!
So we figured out the rules of how you lucky readers can win a free CrockPot! Our hosts and myself have all graciously declined the chance to win and are making it all about you!!! Yes you can win a free crockpot!! What do you have to do you ask??? Come find out on Friday, our last day of the contest!
Today I’m showing you my Aunt Julie’s homemade spaghetti sauce. She wrote it down for me a few years back and I’ve always been a “jarred” person, Pasta is a quick dish over here in our home so I always opted to use it from a jar, I don’t know what made me wake up one day and say “I’m trying a homemade sauce today” but I did. It was so worth it, everyone is right, once you go homemade you’ll never go back! I froze some in my freezer and plan on making stuffed shells or lasagna very soon! I love freezing stuff! Oh and let me fill you in on why I say “AJ” we abbreviate a lot in our family! We are a close family so when we email each other we say “AJ” or “AS” for Aunty Sue. It works….I also have a “AJ” Aunty Jo I know we are silly. How good does this dinner look???
AJ’s Spaghetti Sauce
1 medium onion, diced
2 14 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
2 14 oz cans of tomato sauce
3 small cans of tomato paste
5 cans of water
1 28 oz can of sauce w/meat (or you can omit)
2 packets of equal sugar
1 green pepper, diced
What to do:
Add all of the ingredients into the crock pot, I just happened to have fresh basil so I got to use that, the cans of water is just filling up the small can with water five times. The sugar, believe it or not, is to cut down on the acid.
Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve over your favorite pasta.
Here I made my Southwest Turkey Meatballs and had it with good ol’ fashioned pasta because it’s what my hubby requested. I cooked the meatballs right in the sauce all day, made my house smell amazing!
Don’t forget to check out what my foodie friends have cooked up for the third day of this CPC challenge!
Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is cooking up a pretty yummy Pot Roast you are going to want to check out….Mmm..
Melanie over at From Fast Food to Fresh Food has got a No Hurry dish that may just rhyme with Curry!
Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite has got a side dish that looks to die for, who doesn’t love a good Risotto??
And just in case you didn’t get a chance to check out Becca’s awesome side dish, now is your chance, she joined us last minute for the day. Becca blogs over at Amuse Your Bouche……yes you recognize that name because she was a Featured Co-Host awhile back!