I got home the other night and I was craving spaghetti. We all know that spaghetti isn’t WW friendly though… or is it! While on our last shopping trip I discovered the most delicious pasta, Ronzoni Smart Taste. This is so yummy. It doesn’t have the color or hardness that is normally associated with whole wheat pasta. We compared it with the normal whole wheat pasta we have been buying and it’s lower in Calories, Fat, and Fiber! Yay for pasta I enjoy eating again!
So the pasta problem is solved, now what about sauce…. we didn’t have any sauce in the house, so I figured I’d try my hand at making some. I’ve seen my mom make it plenty of times, how hard can it really be. So I sauteed a few onions in the bottom of a pan (more to come on this at the end of the post). Then I added a can of crushed tomatoes and tomato sauce. Then I put some water (big mistake) in the sauce, I thought I remembered my mom doing that. Then added
some lots of spices. I noticed my sauce wasn’t very thick though, it seemed to be like water… oops. I had the “bright” idea to add cornstarch in the spaghetti sauce to thicken it. It works for gravy, why not spaghetti sauce! Much to mine and John’s surprise it actually worked. John wanted meat in it, so he browned 1 pound of hamburger and added that in the sauce also.
Here is the result:
Okay, so remember up there when I said I’d get back to the “sauteeing onions”? Well, I put the pot on the stove and turned the heat on medium while John cut up the onions. He put in some onions, I was afraid they’d stick though, so I quickly added a little EVOO to the pot. Uh-oh, big mistake. You know on the 4th of July you can buy those smoke bombs? That’s what it looked like in my pot and kitchen. The whole kitchen/living room began to fill up with white billowing smoke. I quickly rushed the pot outside to cool off (It’s 20 something degrees here). Once it cooled, I brought it back inside to clean the onions out. Once I scraped the onions out I found this!:
The best we can figure is the onions caught on fire when the oil was poured in. We are sooo thankful that no one was hurt in this small fire. My worry now is that this pot is ruined. 😦 Anybody know of a way this pot can still be salvaged??