Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesdays at the Table

For this week's Tuesdays At The Table, as hosted by the lovely Cole, I am sharing my version of my Mama's spaghetti.  For most of you (i.e. those NOT living in SC), the temperatures are beginning to cool down a bit and if you're a foodie like me, that means breaking out the cold weather chilis, soups, stews, etc.  My Mama's spaghetti is always a favorite for me when it gets cold outside.  Although we're not there yet here in Charleston, hopefully our full week of fall will be here soon!

Mama's Spaghetti (with meat sauce)


- 1 lb hamburger
- 1 med yellow onion, chopped
- 1 med green bell pepper, chopped
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
- Garlic Powder, to taste
- Onion Powder, to taste
- Italian seasoning, approximately 1 tsp
- 1 tbsp Worchestershire
- 1 tbsp A-1 sauce
- 1 pkg McCormick Chili seasoning
- 1 can diced tomatoes with Italian seasonings (drained)
- 1 can Italian tomato paste (small)
- 6 dashes of Texas Pete
- 4 dashes of Ms. Dash, appoximately 1-2 tsp
- 1 large container of tomato juice

Heat large pot to medium heat. Add hamburger. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and Italian seasoning. Cook until brown. Drain grease from hamburger and return to pot. Add in chopped onions and bell pepper; cook until soft. Add Worchestershire, A-1 sauce, McCormick Chili seasoning, diced tomatoes; stir. Add tomato paste, Texas Pete, and Ms. Dash; stir. Add tomato juice to desired consistency. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over angel hair or spaghetti pasta.

As you can plainly see, I'm not big on measuring.  When I cook, I mostly eyeball it, especially if it isn't my first time making a dish.  So, everything here is relative.  You use as much salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, Ms. Dash, Texas Pete, etc. that you wish to suit your tastes.  After all, taste is subjective!

Now, mosey on over to Cole's blog and see what everyone else is cooking.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Birth Shoot

Sorry, blogger and I were having a little disagreement last week.  I think everything is okay now though.  Well, hopefully. :)

I already filled you in on Gib's arrival.  If you missed that post, you can read it here.  I promised to share the pictures from that so here you go.  The newborn shoot I did with Gib won't be posted until after the birth announcements have been mailed and received.  But I promise to share some of those when I'm able.

Miserable Mommy.  She was spiking a fever and labor wasn't progressing at all.
I think her shirt says it all!

Be sure to click on this one and view it larger.  You really need to in order to get the full effect.
Hugs before going off to surgery.
Daddy suiting up.
AK waiting on her Bubby to arrive.
Still waiting...
Providing the entertainment while we wait.
Our first glimpse of Gib, all 7 lbs 13 oz of him!
I've got the picture on the scale to prove it!

Proud Daddy

Big feet!
If you look closely, you can see that he is sucking his finger.  Too sweet!
Excuse the nails.  He is a man that works with his hands and he has a nail condition that prevents them from growing properly.
Big sister!
After recovery, in her new room.
One last picture before leaving for the day.
Me & baby Gib

Nanny & her newest grandchild

Gib & his lovie

Sibling love!

This is my cousin/lil sis B with Gib.  Isn't she gorgeous?  I'll be doing her portfolio & I'm so excited!