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January 17, 2013

EASY ALL- IN -ONE SKILLET SPAGHETTI...A WINTER DINNER

This is a Texas Snow Day!




Rather pitiful compared to a New England snowfall, but we'll take it. It was beautiful to watch while it gently fell and there was no more than a few inches. Poof....it's gone as quickly as it came. There is an old saying about Texas....."If you're bored with the weather, don't worry...it will change tomorrow!" We are glad to be home!!

Cold winter days just beg for hearty meals. Now Miss Bobbie, my mother-in-law made the best skillet spaghetti in all of the  Mississippi Delta. This recipe is a family favorite from years ago. If you are short on time for preparing dinner, this one pot pasta dish is certain to become one of your family's frequently requested recipes!


QUICK SKILLET SPAGHETTI
1 pound ground beef
3 cups water
1 pint tomato juice
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
2 T. dried minced onion
2 t. chili powder
1 t. cayenne pepper
1 t. coarse ground black pepper
1 t dried Italian seasoning
1 t. sugar
1 t. salt
1 t. garlic powder
1 package (7 ounces) uncooked spaghetti
Grated Parmesan cheese


In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the water, tomato juice, tomato paste and seasonings. Bring to a MEDIUM boil, then turn heat down to simmer. Add uncooked spaghetti.

Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the spaghetti is tender, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with cheese when serving.

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