Spaghetti, Meatballs, Homemade pasta sauce back to work bluerhhhh…

You know those days where you really wished you stayed in bed…. ย well this is one of them, so lazy dinner, Spaghetti and Meatballs for the Menfolk – I do make my own pasta sauce though ๐Ÿ˜‰ I may just have an omelette with salad as I am too hot to be bothered with much.

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I am using a pack of 20 mini Meatballs which are in the freezer from Musclefoods, I will gently fry these off till browned and cooked through, ready to stir though the pasta and sauce.

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For the sauce – made in the Thermomix, I add a halved peeled onion, 2 peeeled cloves of garlic, a roughly chopped carrot and a roughly chopped stick of celery and whizz on speed 6 for 10 seconds, scrape down the bowl

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add salt and pepper then add a glug of olive oil and cook at heat 90 for 5 minutes, speed Stir.

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Add a tin of tomatoes, a squirt of tomato purรฉe, and some fresh oregano or dried mixed herbs, a pinch of sugar cook for 20 minutes, varoma heat, speed 1 – I place the rice bowl,on top of the lid to prevent sauce from splashing as it cooks down.

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Hey presto – spaghetti sauce ๐Ÿ˜Š A fresh tasty version, not the sweet sticky neon red gloop you can buy in a jar ๐Ÿ‘

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I set this to one side, rinse the bowl and top up with water to 2 ltr mark, add a pinch of salt and ‘cook’ at heat 100, reverse speed 1 till it gets to temperature – add a handful of spaghetti and watch it do its little dance for 10 minutes, till cooked through.

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Drain the spaghetti, add to the Meatballs, add sauce and mix together

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Dinner is served – not a jar in sight ๐Ÿ˜‰

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And a quick shot of mine ๐Ÿ˜Š A cheddar cheese omelette ๐Ÿ˜œ

Author: emptynestfulltum

Hi - I'm a 49 yo Mum to 3 kids - Jordan (23), Grace (21) and Max (19). And Wife to my lovely Husband, Dave and step mum to 4 fur babies, our cats Eric, Ernie, Cilla and Bobbie. We live on the beautiful Isle of Wight, Hubby and I were born here, and just love our home. As I hurtle towards 50, my life as a full time (working) parent is coming to an end, with my eldest 2 kids living their own lives, and my youngest who started University in September. I realised that this is not a time to be sad, but a time to take time to spend time on some of the things I enjoy doing - mainly cooking, crafting and creating Pinterest boards for said thing s :) This blog is just a way for me to record the next stages of our lives - I hope you enjoy my ramblings...

2 thoughts on “Spaghetti, Meatballs, Homemade pasta sauce back to work bluerhhhh…”

  1. nice looking sauce i like to use passata in mine but anything is better than the jars imo your omelette looks nice i like a mushroom omelette i always have a look at the chinese menu and congratulate myself on what a mse i am…check out the prices of omelettes hope your evening is more pleasant than your day xx

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    1. Pasta sauce is brill for hiding Veg and using up ‘fridge gravel’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love a Mushroom omelette too – a local pub charges just under a tenner for an Omelette, couldn’t believe it ๐Ÿ˜ณ Perfect ‘ready meal’ quicker than anything that goes ‘ping’

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