Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Spaghetti and Garlic Bread

Hi there! We're kicking off the new blog with a very traditional recipe. Who didn't grow up with spaghetti?

My goal with this blog is to create recipes that are simple enough and easy enough to follow that any other college student can make them.

This garlic bread can solve all your problems. I promise. Didn't do so hot on that exam? Bad break up? Extra homework on a long weekend? Did a frog jump in your car while you were buying groceries? (yes, this happened. I panicked.) Deep breaths. Eat some garlic bread.

Not pictured: my laptop blasting "Arrested Development"
Spaghetti & Garlic Bread
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup onion, chopped (I used red for the looks, but you do you)
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 lb ground beef
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup water
cooked spaghetti

Garlic Bread
1 loaf French bread
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp oregano
3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese

  1. Cook onion and celery in the olive oil over medium heat, stirring occasionally until they are soft. This took about 5 minutes for me.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add beef and cook until brown, stirring to break up any chunks.
  4. Add all the tomatoes and water, bring to a simmer.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered. Serve with spaghetti in desired ratio.
  1. Slice the bread in horizontal slices.
  2. Mash together the garlic and spices using a fork.
  3. Spread on bread, then sprinkle with the cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Happy cooking!

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