Wednesday, March 3, 2010

more, More, MORE!!

We got a very unexpected surprise this weekend when my aunt and uncle and their five kids showed up on our doorstep one morning!  They drove out from Nebraska to spend some time with the family and ended up staying with us for a few days. 
This gave me a great idea for the next several posts: ideas and recipes to feed lots of hungry mouths!

There are a ton of casserole recipes out there and they are great for feeding a lot of family members that show up at your door!  You can also make them for your immediate family; they go a long way and are great leftovers.

The first recipe I'm going to share is my spaghetti recipe: it's yummy, feeds a lot, and everyone loves it!

It's really simple, start out with two pounds of ground beef, browned.  You can drain the grease, I usually don't because it adds a little kick of flavor to the sauce.  If there is a lot of grease, please drain it! 
Add in Ragu, tomato sauce, a little squirt of ketchup (it's good! I promise!), mushrooms and onions.  The spices are key in this, just add as much as you feel is good.  Garlic (I always load up the garlic), Basil, oregano, thyme, fresh cilantro (yummy!! ^^) 

Man, my mouth is watering just thinking about this recipe!  It's fabulous!
You can also combine the sauce and noodles in a casserole dish, top with oodles of cheese and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees for a delicious Spaghetti Casserole.  I typically make the spaghetti one night, then make the leftovers into a casserole for dinner the next night.

Happy Cooking!

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