A Go-To

What’s your easy weeknight “go-to” meal?

Lately for us it’s been pasta.  Tonight it was ziti with meat sauce.  I think I’ve finally gotten the ‘recipe’ down pat.  This did NOT disappoint 🙂

Pasta del giorno


Saucey goodness.

The trick?  Prepare right after you get home from work.  Then sit back and relax, watch a movie and allow this to simmer for a good hour or two.  Trust me, it’s worth the wait.

Serve together.

With some fresh mozzarella cheese of too, obviously.

And your favorite salad

Romaine, sliced pear & dried cranberries.

Spaghetti:  making Thursday nights delicious since the days of the Roman Empire?

Ziti w/ Meat Sauce

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, chopped
  • 3/4lb local ground beef (I used 85/15)
  • 1 jar 365 brand marinara sauce
  • fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tblsp olive oil
  • sea salt
  • black pepper

Begin by heating the olive oil in a saucepan.  Add the onion and green pepper.  Cook until tender but not browned.  Add in the ground beef and brown.  In goes the garlic too towards the end.  Give the mixture some salt & pepper as well.  Pour in the marinara and add the basil, cover and turn down to a simmer.  Stir every 30 minutes or so until you’re ready to eat.

Boil pasta.  Shred cheese.




6 responses to “A Go-To

  1. I am a big fan of pasta or pasta bakes as a go to (especially when Josh has his buds over). I also like stir fry. Sauces, chilis and soups are all so much better when you give them time to cook up nicely. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Looks so good! I’m craving something warm and hearty right now.

  3. Pasta is my comfort food. Mmmm it looks great!

  4. My go to is Chicken Bruschetta inspired by you Stephanie.

  5. Your ziti looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower of your blog!


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