Food? Why not? I like to eat.
I really like spaghetti & like pizza so I'll ramble on about those for a few minutes.
I used to make a heck of a spaghetti sauce, fresh ingredients, simmer all day kind of sauce. But that was then. My current sauce comes from a can, well several cans.
|Tomato paste, diced tomatoes and canned sauce|
It's a meat sauce generally, most any type of meat will do, this time I used Italian sausages... they were on sale. These were links, I split the casing & fried them up as ground meat.
If I think it needs it I can add garlic & onion.
|Italian sausages uncased for frying|
I've used leftover meat, canned chicken, canned ham chunks (the last two when I was vandwelling with limited refrigeration). Rotisserie chicken works great!
Brown the meat & drain it, mix in the canned sauce, the canned diced tomatoes & the tomato paste and heat it up.
Boil your favorite noodles & have at it. I've been putting the left over sauce in a mason jar to store it in the fridge until I use it again.. the jar came with sauce in it..
Now for my other favorite, pizza! Left over spaghetti sauce will make great pizza sauce. There are any number of ways to make the pizza skin, I'm going to show my latest way.
|12" pizza pan, dough, sauce, cheese and toppings|
I used to do it all by hand including the kneading but I'm not against using a machine to help My machine today (now that I have room to store one) is a used bread machine. I picked up a used bread machine at a second hand store on a day they were going 50% off small appliances, I spent $6 on it.
|The $6 bread machine I use for mixing the dough|
I follow the recipe for pizza dough, that takes this machine about 30 minutes, then another hour to rise. I spread it out on a slightly greased 12" pizza pan (Dollar store).
Top with left over spaghetti sauce, mozzarella cheese & your favorite toppings. 400 degree (f) oven for about 12 min.
|The bread machine &left over pizza|
It's hard to beat leftover pizza the next day... it really is. For those of you who'd like something really different I've made pizza in my 14" dutch oven while camping.
Cheap, easy & (IMO) fun.