Home cooking is usually the best. If ya can’t cook, you can go to allrecipes.com and lots of other places, including the forums, and learn how.
A cooking secret- ya don’t need all that fancy stuff. Tonight, for example, I got a $1 bottle of spaghetti sauce from the $1 section at Apple Mart. I like the “Fire Roasted Garlic”. Most spaghetti sauce at restaurants is too sweet. Take Subway, for example. The meatball sauce is too sweet.
I got some frozen, stuffed shells at Aldi’s for $1.99. These were the “Priano” brand. Came in Manicotti, and Shell styles, stuffed with Ricotta cheese and some sort of herbs. I only used half of them, which puts it at $1. Two big shells apiece to go with the spaghetti. Then some hamburger, some pasta.. 1 teaspoon sugar for the Spaghetti sauce. I like a little sweet, but not TOO sweet.
I kept that sauce away from Sherri K! She like to throw in haberneros, curry powder..”the more the spices, the more ‘gourmet’ it is.” WRONG. I don’t even put mushrooms in mine. Just drives up the cost. Most spaghetti sauces, even the $1 ones have lots of spice already in it.
I ate with that locust Sherri K. My lord that chick can pack it away. I keep her AWAY from my stove top..’cos she likes to throw everything but the kitchen sink in everything we cook. *groann*. I couldn’t stop her in time when she sprinkled the pasta with olive oil and italian mixed spices. Actually, that tasted pretty good.
Them shells from Aldi’s were actually GOOD. I just nuked ’em, plain, for about 6 minutes which was contrary to the directions. They complicated the spaghetti well. So that was $1 sauce, $1 shells, $.60 pasta, $2.29 hamburger (for an Aldi Roll of frozen Hamburger). So about $5 and change for dinner..coke from a 2 liter.. couple slices o’ bread..and that was scrumptious.
We split it and there was a LOT of spaghetti. She wolfed her half like a starvin’ coyote. I was astonished. Half of mine is in the fridge for later on this week.