Sunday, August 15, 2010

Spaghetti Sauce

My friend Vicky gave me a recipe for spaghetti sauce. It is really easy and yummy. The following mix makes enough for 4 batches of spaghetti sauce.

1/4 cup Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp celery salt
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 1/2 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 tsp sugar

Pulse in blender/food processor for 5-10 seconds. Store in an air tight container for up to 6 months. Add 2 Tbsp of the above mixture to a 28 oz of tomato sauce and 6 oz tomato paste. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Weekly Menu Board

Every Saturday morning I come with a meal plan for the week. I used to write them on a dry erase board that I used for college, but last night I made the one above (I can't seem to get a clear picture with my camera, sorry). I have to write down all of the meals for the week or I won't remember what I bought food for... It was really easy and cost me about $8. All you need is a frame (I got this 8" x 10" at Ross for $6.99), a sheet of scrapbook paper, a sheet of vellum, and a paper cutter (or scissors if you can cut straight - maybe draw a line with a ruler then cut). Make a word document in your favorite font (I used Pea c-squared) that has each day written like above. You can then write on the outside of the frame with a dry erase marker. So easy and much more attractive than a plain ole' dry erase board.