Real Simple Recipe: Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

20 May

For some strange reason I was suddenly craving spaghetti. The tomato sauce…the busog na busog feeling it gives you after eating…the spices…

I’m not exactly gifted in the cooking department and because my boyfriend cooks often for both us I’m usually very dependent on him in the kitchen. But since he’s not around, I forced myself to be brave and tried to figure it out on my own. I think that when it comes to cooking I learn best when I’m alone. I can think better because I feel like no one is going to judge me. Are you like that too?

I had originally picked out a recipe from, but when I shared it with my Dad he said that it looked too complicated and advised me to start with something simpler since I’m just learning. Then I remember the recipe app on my phone from and found an easy spaghetti recipe that they claimed would only take 30 minutes to prepare. Well because I was watching American Idol in the middle of it all it took me about two hours. Haha. I drove to Vons to buy all the ingredients and then made a mess on the kitchen counter (which I still have to clean up by the way). Here’s how it turned out. The only variation I did was to add some Italian Seasoning. It’s not the best I’ve ever tasted but it’s the closest I’ve ever been to actually ‘cooking.’ Translation: nothing was raw or bland.

Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce



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