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!