Our go-to for those dinners when you didn’t quite prep but you’re hungry and want a one plate meal is spaghetti. I try a lot of different spaghetti sauces, because Sprouts usually has various ones on sale. I have found that the more expensive ones tend to taste better. However, I also found that Costco sells an organic spaghetti sauce that actually tastes pretty good! I also found that if I add to store-bought spaghetti sauce, I can make a pretty good tasting spaghetti. There are a lot of tips on the Internet, and I find myself looking them up every single time. So I’m going to document what I do this time.
- Saute(?) ground turkey until it is browned. Drain and set aside.
- Add whatever aromatics I have to the pan. Usually this is garlic, and sometimes onion if I have any around.
- Add whatever hard veggies I have. This could be zucchini, carrots, or broccoli. Today, I didn’t have any to add at this point. Softer veggies (kale, spinach) go at the end.
- Add something alcoholic. I usually don’t have red wine sitting around, but I do have rice wine. It seems to do the deglazing trick just the same, and tastes like alcohol to me, so I add a splash of it to the pan.
- Add the sauce and meat back in.
- Add some spices. I have dried basil and oregano in my cabinets. I have some everyday seasoning. Hmm. Sure, why not.
- By this time, the pasta is probably done. Add some of the pasta water to the sauce mixture.
- Add some sugar. I only have brown sugar. It’s going in.
- I have some whole milk in the fridge. I add a little. Usually I don’t have any.
- Let simmer. Write a blog post. Simmer for as long as I can.
- Add kale. I added a ton (a whole bunch) so it filled up the pan. Whoops! Simmer it down. Mix it in.
- Add some butter at the very end. All done!
Thoughts: I think I went a little too strong on the oregano.