Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Toss the Premade Sauce!

Thanks to a mama on the Diaper Pin, I was brought to the realization that I was making spaghetti sauce already and didn't need Prego anymore! I was enlightened to the simple fact that diced tomatoes with a little tomato sauce, garlic, oregano and basil was pretty much what basic spaghetti sauce is. Why did I never think of this? I don't know, especially when I realized that I was already making it every time I made that YUMMY homemade pizza sauce! Seriously, it's as tasty as any pre-made sauce you can find without all the extra preservatives and who knows what else. (Let me say that I realize this is no "new" concept, but for me and perhaps other people like me who were raised on Ragu, it's quite a paradigm shift!)

We eat spaghetti on a very regular basis. It's easy, tasty, and makes a ton of good leftovers. I had been stocking up on Prego, Ragu, you name with the help of The Grocery Game, so we had some to use up. However, I was so ready to make my own I decided to give the rest of that stuff away and finally I made my very own sauce, throwing in a bit of brown sugar with the above mentioned ingredients, pretty much just making it to taste. It was SO yummy!

My mom always made our spaghetti creamy and I love it that way. Stay tuned for how I've learned to cream up the sauce naturally!

Scratch Spaghetti Sauce of my grocery list!!! Woo Hoo! There's more to come!


  1. yay! I was just writing this very thing on my list of things that will go in my future freezer! ;) I make like a triple batch every time I cook it and throw the other portions in the freezer to have a SUPER quick meal ready or to cut down on cook time!!

    you inspired me to get my cookbooks out and FINALLY get my meal plans up and running again. it's been awhile.

    amy in peru

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  3. mmmmm you've got my tummy grumbling! it's funny, because we are having spaghetti tonight. :) I will be using sauce from a jar, but it is all natural with no preservatives.. if that counts for anything. ;)

    Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!


  4. I need to start my meal plans again. I'm visiting from Blog Hop Friday. I signed up as a new follower.

  5. Thanks Amy! I'm making homemade pizza this afternoon and I'm going to try the sauce recipe you suggested here. I love your site. You're doing a great job. I'll be back!

  6. Thanks Gina! I hope it turned out yummy!!!!


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