January 23, 2009

The Spaghetti Dinner


Whenever I entertain in an impromtu “hey you want to come over for dinner tomorrow night” way, I always consider the old stand by, The Spaghetti Dinner. You can keep all of the ingredients on hand and it only requires about 30 minutes to assemble. Also, is there anyone…grown or small….who doesn’t like spaghetti? Last weekend I hosted one of these fun last minute dinners.

Buttercup Spaghetti Sauce is SO easy to make and SO delicious!

For a big crowd….

Buttercup Spaghetti Sauce

1 Box of Tomato Starter
2 Jars of Tomato Basil Marinara
2 Jars of Vodka Sauce
1/4 of a Jar of Water
2 Pkgs of Sweet Italian Sausage


1. Brown the Sausage
2. Open Jars & Boxes and Dump in Dutch Oven with Meat
3. Simmer for 4+ hours


Make a simple Green Salad

Invite a few friends over and And SERVE…

This is what I like to see…Kids actually EATING a good dinner.

Adults love it too!

This evening reminded me of the Wednesday night Spaghetti Dinners hosted by our church. As a family we didn’t eat out at restaurants, so the church dinner was eating out. We always had a great time with our friends and being out on a school night was extra special.

Do Spaghetti Dinners conjure up anything from your childhood?


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Comments (3)

Sandy said:

Thank you for your recent visit to my blog and for your sweet comment. Your sauce sounds wonderful and a must try, my husband loves spaghetti! Spaghetti conjures up a funny memory for me. My mother-in-law had been cleaning out her refrig and came across a small bowl of leftover spaghetti and decided to let her little dog have a treat of eating some from the bowl. After a few nibbles she closed the bowl and replace it in the refrig thinking that she would let the dog have a few nibbles over the next couple of days for a treat. My brother-in-law dropped in for a visit and as usual raided the refrig, finding a favorite front and center, cold spaghetti. He was chowing down as my mother-in-law rounded the corner and almost gagged, so did he after he found out he was eating after the dog in her snack bowl!

Thanks for the fun memory! Have a wonderful Saturday.

Shawn from Buttercup said:

Sandy, that is FUNNY!!! Thanks for sharing such a charming story.

Cameo said:

Love your farm dear; everything about it! The farm name is perfect. And you and your family are just simply adorable. Love those girls ! My one and only child…..my daughter is 11, and as you know…..girls are SPECIAL. The hard work that you and Hubby have put into the farm shows. Keep up the nesting….it is good for the soul. Will try your spaghetti recipe. Looks spectacular. Thank you love!

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