Sunday, January 2, 2011

Homemade Spaghetti and MMeatballs

Today while the children were gone to Church I decided to make Spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. It took all day because I slow cooked the sauce. The meatballs did not take long at all. My camera decided not to work so I did not get to get a good picture. :(

The sauce:
1 Jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
2 cans of diced tomatoes with juice
one medium diced onion
Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste
1 shot glass of whiskey
water as needed

I added about a jar full of water to begin with. I slowly reduced this over medium low heat for hours. I stirred it frequently. The Whiskey gave it an awesome taste.

The meatballs:
1lb ground pork
1lb hamburger
1 medium onion diced
1 egg beaten
8 crackers- crushed
salt and pepper to taste

I made them about the size between marbles and golf balls. I then fried them on all sides in the skillet. I dropped them into the sauce and simmered while the noodles were cooking.

I made phyllo dough bread sticks as I had some left I needed to use. Wesley decided he did not like eating edible paper. (Yes he swore up and down that I just wrapped paper together and browned it.)


lifeshighway said...

I love slow cooked spaghetti sauce but I must make a confession. I have never made a meatball. Perhaps it is a family thing, we were not a meatball family. Neither was my husband's family.