Simple Standout Spaghetti
Afternoon! How’s your Wednesday going so far? Making it through the hump?
Can’t complain here. I’ve had a pretty uneventful morning so far – no complaints though because the rest of the day will be busy busy busy! I’m taking a class for work, training a client, and then making up that morning-run-that-was-worth-skipping this afternoon!
So last night I took on a last minute client, and thus got home a little later than anticipated. I still wanted to cook dinner, but I didn’t want it to involve anything to labor and time intensive.
It doesn’t get much simpler than spaghetti and "meat" sauce! Or in this case, brown rice fettucine noodles and ‘meat’ sauce 😉
While the noodles were boiling, I started browning the his and hers meat. The husband got organic lean beef, and I got some organic tempeh!
And while the meat was browning, the husband and I had some apps and wine:
Spiciest cheese evveerrrrr. I love the abuse!
Trader Joe, thank you for making this bottle of $3.99 shiraz taste like a $25 bottle of shiraz.
OK back to the meat.
I used to love meat sauce, and tempeh, when crumbled gives the sauce a little chew while adding an outstanding amount of protein at the same time
Instead of garlic toast, which is what we normally eat with spaghetti, we had garlic naan from Trader Joe’s. This naan is the guest star (ok fine – it’s a show stealer!) in many dinners this week because the last time we had a batch, we found out the hard way that it goes bad easily.
Not this time!! 😉
Alongside was a simple salad with Italian dressing which was a combination of olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, s+p, and a bit of mustard. Perfecto!
This dinner was *almost* worth missing Glee. But now I have it to look forward to watching tomorrow 😀 Was it a good one? Anyone see it?
Spaghetti makes a great leftover for lunch the next day, too. I like it a top a bed of fresh spinach:
Well I’m outta here! Have a fantastic Wednesday, ladies and gents!
What’s your must-have side when eating spaghetti? Garlic bread and salad are must-haves in this household!
Back 2 Basics strength training session comin’ soon – I promise! Also need to get on this week’s seasonal recipes!