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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Not Your Mama's Spaghetti!



Homemade Whole Wheat Noodles, Homemade Mini-Meatballs and Homemade Garden Fresh Marinara Sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese



This was a mmmm-mmmm delicious meal!! And as you can see, enjoyed!! Plenty of good food and good reviews!!
Whole Wheat Noodles
2 1/3 cups Flour
2 Eggs
1/3 cup Water
1 tsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp Salt
a pinch of Basil (opt. or marjoram or sage)
Mix ingredients, knead for 8-10 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes. Divide into 4. (If using only whole wheat flour, make sure you let it rest) Roll out, cut into strips. ( I used a pizza slicer) Can cook immediately and/or freeze extra. I made a double batch...used all my counter space and even some cookie sheets. Note: The coarser your flour, the coarser or grainy/almost gritty your noodles. High marks and highly nutritious!!
These were easy to make. Much easier and faster than whole wheat bread!!
Mini-Meatballs
2.5 lbs Hamburger
2 Eggs
1/4 Medium onion
2 Cloves garlic
6 Premium Unsalted Crackers
salt, pepper, parsley to taste
Mix ingredients. Roll/form into 1" balls. Place on wax paper (optional) on cookie sheet and freeze. Great for any skillet or quick meal!!
Garden Fresh Marinara
3-5 Large tomatos
1/4 Medium onion
2-4 Cloves of garlic
1/2 cup Carrots
1/2 cup Celery
salt, pepper, dried basil, oregano to taste
***I added approx. 1/3 cup of Tostitos Salsa (I didn't have green bell peppers and didn't add sugar/honey or tomato paste)
Sautee garlic, onion, carrots and celery in a bit of olive oil. Add tomatos and spices and cook til done/warm.
****I added the already cooked meatballs and frozen noodles to this and cooked it til everything was "al dente"
Making extra and freezing it helped with several more meals with very little prep time!!

2 comments:

MrsAlphaMale said...

Hi Bella Mama:

That marinara sauce sounds wonderful.
Homemade whole wheat noodles?! Lots of work, but very nutritious.
It looks like everyone liked it, judging from the empty pan.
Your pictures are so nice, and you're right, my Mama never made spaghetti like that.

Blessings to you,
MrsAlphaMale

ellen b said...

I was going to say I'd be right over but..it looks like it's all gone. :(