Monday, September 03, 2012

Another Weekend...

Another weekend, another batch of spaghetti sauce. We had enough tomatoes to do the sauce last weekend but we were busy attending an event on Saturday. Spaghetti sauce takes two days, one day to cook and another to can.

The last batch I canned in one litre jars, for those days when we have guests. This week I canned eleven 500ml jars just for PeterC and I. Maybe it was because I was hungry while I was canning but I think this batch of spaghetti sauce is going to be much tastier than my last batch.

I never make the same recipe twice. Spaghetti sauce is made using what ingredients I have on hand at the time. The only consistency is the tomatoes, the fresher the better. This weeks batch of sauce had onions, celery, garlic, a can of mushrooms, a cup of dried forest mushrooms, and dried spices. Compare it to last weeks which had onions, three cans of mushroom pieces, bacon, carrots, fresh basil, and dried spices.

I can't wait to pop a jar, add some hamburger meat, some more garlic, and serve over angle hair or spaghetti noodles with lots of shredded Parmesan cheese. Almost makes me wish I hadn't canned it all and saved some for supper tonight.