Weekday Spaghetti

Hi all–  When you’ve had a long day and want to get dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes, here’s your recipe.  It tastes surprisingly fresh and tomato-y.  With just a crispy salad and a hunk of bread, it’s dinner!

8 oz. angel hair pasta
splash olive oil
shake salt
3 slices of bacon
1 yellow onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 14 oz. cans petite cut tomatoes*
a couple shakes of garlic salt
1 tab. cornstarch
3 tab. minced fresh basil

Cut the bacon into bits and cook it up in a deep pot.  Remove the bacon from the pan, and pour out all put a tsp. of the bacon fat.  Cook the onions in the same pot until brown and throw in the garlic for the last minute or so.  Then pour in the cans of tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes.  Add a bit of garlic salt to taste.  To thicken the sauce a bit, shake the cornstarch in a container with 1/4 cup water to blend and then stir it into the simmering sauce.   Meanwhile, cook the pasta with a splash of olive oil and a shoe of salt.  Stir the basil into the sauce just before pouring it over the noodles on a platter.   Enjoy!

*I really like S&W brand petite cut tomatoes with onions and garlic.

SPAGHETTI by Shel Silverstein

“Spaghetti, spaghetti, all over the place,
Up to my elbows–up to may face,
Over the carpet and under the chairs
Into the hammock and wound round the stairs,
Filling the bathtub and covering the desk,
Making the sofa a mad mushing mess.

The party is ruined, I’m terribly worried,
The guests have all left (unless they’re all buried).
I told them,”Bring presents.” I said, “Throw confetti.”
I guess they heard wrong
‘Cause they all threw spaghetti!”

(from the book Where the Sidewalk Ends)


3 thoughts on “Weekday Spaghetti

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  2. Love this recipe! Thanks…also loved the “Spaghetti” poem by Silverstein, especially in light of grand kids and remembering my own three when they were lined up in three high chairs eating spaghetti. “Little smiling orange faces smeared with sauce and noodles; O how I would love to kiss those faces again, oodles, oodles and oodles.” me 🙂

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