Hi Everyone,

I love cooking and baking and entertaining. It is probably a good thing.
John has been off work for almost three months now. His dept at work has been so supportive and caring. Someone has mowed our lawn every week without fail. He has received phone calls, visits and cards. The biggest gift though is that people have donated vacation hours to him so he hasn't been out any pay. A few of them only have 80 hours but donated 20.

We are so blessed. We wanted to do something nice for all of them. We talked about catering a lunch from somewhere. Then we decided to make them a spaghetti dinner. I have a family recipe that everyone just loves. So we spent the day of our anniversary chopping and dicing and mixing and stirring and made everything.

We started with huge cans of sauce and tomatoes and spices.
we cooked hamburger and sliced veggies: zuccini, green, red, yellow and orange peppers, onion, celery.

then we throw in lots of sliced olives.

then come the spices: garlic salt, oregano, basil, celery seed, sage,
italian seasoning, lemon pepper, dill weed, chili powder, tumeric,
sugar, paprika and lots of cumin, parsley and i think i covered them all.

simmer for nine hours --the aroma--fills the house--and deck where we had the roaster plugged in.

Add to 9 lbs of spaghetti noodles and voila you have dinner.
serve with salad mix with croutons and bacon bits and warm garlic

We served over 50 people from several departments!!! Everyone raved about the whole thing and especially the homemade sauce.
John was so pleased that everyone liked it so much. So was I. It was just our way of saying 'thank you' to so many dear friends and coworkers.

1 comment:

ZanyMayd said...

OMG.... I want a Bite ~ That Spaghetti looks the BEST! nothing better than homemade sauce that has simmered all day long (did the zuchinni go in the sauce?)
all I can says is YUM * YUM * YUM
What a Nice Thank You for Such Great People....

Happy Anniversary, Too !