Wednesday, October 21, 2009

spaghetti and meatballs

Last week I made a big pot of Spaghetti and Meatballs for our family--

And this brought back memories of when I was in kindergarten and my Mom was featured in our town's newspaper sharing her recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs. (I was only 5, but I still remember the photographer taking this picture!)

mom's spaghetti recipe

My Mom has changed her recipe a lot over the years- and her newer recipe is great-but this is the one I still make and will always be my favorite!

Spaghetti and Meatballs:

For the sauce:
1 large can tomatoes, squashed
2 large cans tomato sauce
1 large can tomato paste
4 T parsley
2 T onion flakes
2 T oregano
2 T basil
4 cloves garlic, minced

For the meatballs:
2 pounds ground beef
2 eggs
1 cup oatmeal 2 T parsley
1 T onion flakes
1/4 cup Romano cheese
1 t garlic salt

Mix meatball ingredients, roll into golf ball size balls and place on baking sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes until almost cooked through.

Brown 1 pound Italian sausage (either ground or links cut into smaller pieces). Add to sauce.

Simmer sauce for 3 hours or more. Serve over pasta. Enjoy!

(To read some of the newspaper article you can click on the image below.)

And if you have a "Memory Lane" post, head on over to Scottsville to join in on the fun!


E @ Scottsville said...

Oh how cool that you saved the article after all these years!! Awesome post.

Thanks for joining me on my walk today!

the ungourmet said...

What a neat memory! It's so great that you still have the article after all these years.

I remember once when I was in 6th grade my mom played the piano and sang an Andre Crouch song at my school. (He was a gospel singer back in the 70's.) I was just thinking how our school system would never allow that nowadays.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I agree...being a stay at home MOM is the best job out there! Thanks for coming by for a visit...come on back anytime. I looove how you saved that picture of your Mom...I will for sure try her recipe...thanks soooo much for sharing it.


Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I love, love, love that old article about your mom. She is so pretty too! What a darling post!

Keep up on the Goodwill Treasure Search. You never know what you might find!

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Tina Vega said...

This is so cool. I can't wait to try out her recipe!