Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican Spaghetti

Mexican Spaghetti

I had a wild idea… which is how most of my stranger recipes are born.  I wanted a meaty, Mexican sauce with corn tortillas cut into noodles.  I thought of it as Mexican Spaghetti, although it could also arguably be called Deconstructed Tortillas.  Let’s go with Spaghetti, as that makes it more fun.  Trust me, in North Dakota in January, when our high was -34 today, we needed to make some fun. Continue reading

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Spaghetti squash is one of the fun vegetables.  It looks like nothing you’d expect to find lying in wait under a hard skinned, elongated, gourd-like… thing!  It tastes like squash, but looks something like strands of spaghetti.  Every time I open one up I’m amazed all over again that it contains shreds of.. vegetable!  And it’s so versatile I still have dozens of ways I want to try to make it into a dish. Continue reading

Elbow Spaghetti {cooking from jars}

Elbow Spaghetti

Elbow Spaghetti

I used a jar of Ragu® spaghetti sauce to make dinner for the grandkids awhile back. It went against my standards but they like it. I was surprised to find I liked it too!  When I was at the grocery store recently I texted my daughter in law for the brand of the sauce. I’d forgotten already! I wanted to have a jar for a quick  dinner when needed.  Having a jar of sauce on hand we actually like will be golden. Continue reading