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I wanted to make #1 Grandson spaghetti because he asked me for it, but thinking about it I wasn’t really comfortable using a whole stockpot of water to boil the pasta then dump the water down the drain. Since I live in CA and we’ve got mandatory water restrictions in place it just seemed wasteful to me. I couldn’t think of anything else to do with the used water.
But, I thought, ” I’ve tried a No Boil Lasagna recipe and liked it, so why not try Spaghetti too?”
I dug out my crock-pot which is my favorite method for making sauce and crumbled in some leftover meatloaf, poured in 2 jars of my favorite sauce, doctored it up with some Italian herbs, and a half cup of so of water, and set the crock-pot on low to cook all afternoon. 40 minutes before the sauce was done I added a pound of raw spaghetti broken in half to the crock-pot along with another jar of my favorite sauce and enough water to clean out the jar. Stirred in the pasta so it was well coated in the sauce, replaced the lid and let it cook for 40 minutes more.
It’s delicious! The sauce is super thick, and the pasta was cooked through. He-Man, and #1 Grandson loved it. Both had seconds!
I had some for lunch today and as you would hope it’s even better today.
I’m glad that worked out, and I saved some water too.
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I made #1 Grandson his first smore- I baked it in the toaster oven rather than a campfire. He loved it too, and was a right mess after eating the whole thang! . 🙂
More to come…