Happy September 1st and the Labor Day! I am ready for some cooler weather and Fall season. Are you? I love fall colors, but every season carries special beauty and scenery. With that being said, HELLO comfort food!
Do you look forward to holiday meals? Oh! Sweet potato and pumpkin pies, roasted chestnuts, apple strudels or pies always taste better in the Fall! I am definitely making myself drool right this moment.
When it comes to family dinners, pasta always wins everybody! It is one more “to go” meals without much work. I love to cook, don’t get me wrong
95 percent of the time my meals are from scratch and made with fresh ingredients, but sometimes shortcuts are necessary, especially if you have a busy household.
After talking to a few moms, I realized that it is okay if we use from time to time something that is not “homemade” and turns one dish in an extraordinary tasting meal. We all been there, and done that, right?!
Around every dinner, it can get a bit hectic, at least at my house. School homework needs to get done, and after work, you just want to rest.
However, before everything dinner has to be served, so I did use sauce from the jar. Shock! Right? Guess what? I don’t regret it, because it always tastes fantastic, and it saved me a whole lot of time!
Now, choosing the sauce, I really don’t have a right to say you should eat one particular brand because most of the time I purchase what is on the sale. However, I enjoyed a few brands that my kids won’t fuss about.
They really don’t like pasta sauces with chunks in them, and I am the same way. I love tomatoes, but I don’t like cooking chunks so I get smooth in texture that goes so well with sauteed beef.
But if I pick up the sauce by accident that is chunky, I process it in the food processor to smooth constancy and texture before adding it to the sauteed ground beef
Also, I have a secret ingredient that pulls that jarred sauce together. It might be strange, but it gives me personally extra kick and sweetness that I love so much.
This makes an amazing dinner. You can make it for Valentine’s Day or even surprise your other half for the anniversary.