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Do You Ever Eat Spaghetti Soup?

Among the meals that we have fairly often is homemade spaghetti. We have this at least once or twice a month. It isn’t something we often get tired of, primarily because I never make spaghetti the same, twice in a row.

I might use ground beef or ground venison or ground turkey or sausage. I might use a combination of these. I might include onions, celery, bell peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, black olives, or leeks. I might use tomato sauce, tomato paste, stewed tomatoes, tomato soup, chili sauce, or salsa. I nearly always add oregano and basil as seasonings, though in varying amounts, but I also might add rosemary, sage, thyme, garlic, chives, or parsley. I’ve added soy sauce, steak sauce, liquid smoke, brown sugar, lemon juice, or vinegar.

The point is that it is never quite the same, any two times I make spaghetti. There is enough variation that we don’t get tired of it. I also tend to make a big pot of it because it never lasts long. People heat up leftovers for lunch the following day.

However, one of my favorite ways to eat leftover spaghetti is as spaghetti soup. This is incredibly easy. It is basically just a bowl of spaghetti and sauce, with water added, then it is heated until it is hot, usually in the microwave for a couple of minutes. It tends to be thin, like soup, but it has the flavor of spaghetti. It makes an excellent lunch, to me anyway.

  • Do you ever eat spaghetti soup?

    • Yes
    • No
    • I’ve eaten it, but I’ve never made it
    • I’d like to try this

What do you think?

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    • I like making soups, but this one was an accident. I was heating up a bowl of spaghetti in the microwave and knew that I needed to add a small amount of water to keep it from burning or drying out. I got distracted and added quite a bit more water than I intended. I’ve purposely made the soup out of leftovers, ever since.

    • It is also a great time-saver. A person can make a very large batch of spaghetti, then freeze it in smaller containers specifically for use in spaghetti soup. It would be handy for those times when it was hard to figure out something that the kids might enjoy eating or when there isn’t a lot of food in the house.

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            i said why?
            She said because you make the girls play sports.

            I said really.
            She said yes.
            I told her to come to the classroom and make sure she was right.

            After a day, she said “equal.” We did arts and crafts, we did science. we did everything with everybody!

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          • They did 20 years ago. Home economics was a horribly sexist program designed to teach girls how to be housewives.

            It should be, instead of mandatory for all students!!!!!

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    • I suppose that I could, but it would be mostly guesswork for creating a cookbook. I never use one when I make spaghetti. LOL Even the length of time it takes to prepare is variable. There have been times when I’ve spent about a half-hour making spaghetti and other times when I cooked the sauce for most of the day. I’ve also made it with different kinds of spaghetti pasta and we even occasionally make it with macaroni noodle (which we call macaretti).

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