Homemade Spaghetti

Homemade Spaghetti

2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
1 onion finely chopped
1 pound lean ground meat
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Basil seasoning
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Onion powder
Salt to taste
1 package angel hair pasta
Brown ground beef in a skillet. Add onions and lightly brown. Add stewed tomatoes and cook about 10 minutes. Then add tomato paste and all seasonings. Add two cups of water. Cook covered for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Cook pasta separately. After spagjetii is done, serve sauce over it and use your favorite grated cheese over what is now an easy Italian Spaghetti dish that can be served with a salad or a vegetable.

Gumbo

Gumbo

1 large onion chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
2 cups fresh or frozen okra
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 canĀ  tomatoes and chilies
Boil 4 chicken leg quarters and take meat off the bone. Keep liquid for the gumbo
1 package of smoked sausage sliced in small pieces
1 package frozen deveined shrimp or fresh shrimp according to the amount you desire
1 can of crab meat and drain the liquid
1 package of imitation crab meat
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
Season with a Cajun or spicy seasoning salt to taste
2 slices of bacon chopped into pieces

Put bacon, chopped onion, chopped bell pepper and cook until wilted. Then add okra and cook about 10 minutes on a medium to low heat stirring continually. Add stewed tomatoes and tomatoes and chilies to cook about 15 minutes. Add cooked chicken meat, chopped sausage, shrimp and cook 10 minutes stirring continually. Then put into a large crock pot or large cook pot along with the liquid from the chicken and add all seasonings. Allow crock pot to heat everything up and leave on high for 2 hours. Check to see how fast it is cooking on high. You can turn down to low. Then add imitation crab meat because this does not need to cook long. If you are using a regular pot for cooking then after you add liquid and seasonings heat at medium to low for about 2 hours. Check to make sure not too high so the gumbo will not burn. Then you can place on low for 2 hours or longer. Add the imitation crab meat about 30 minutes before finished cooking. If you have fresh crab meat available in containers then substitute the can crab meat and imitation crab meat for this. Yes, I am in North Louisiana but fresh crab meat is not always found easily so I give you the recipe of other substitutes. Using everything fresh is so amazing but learn to substitute with other means to make a wonderful meal for your family and friends.

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 small onion finely
4 chicken thighs or 2 chicken breast
1 large can mixed veggies (drained)
2 pie crust
Salt and pepper to taste

Saute onions in about 1 Tablespoon butter. Take out
of skillet and place in another container off to the side.
Clean skillet to put butter and flour in and mix together
until smooth on low heat. Cook chicken in a boiler
covered in water until done. Let cool enough to then
cut into 1 inch squares. Add chicken, onions, mixed
veggies into flour and butter mixture. Lightly stir to mix
together. Add about 1/4 cup of broth and mix into the
mixture to put in pie crust. Season to taste. Thaw out
ahead to time the pie crust. Take a fork and poke
tiny holes through bottom of one of the crust. Place
the entire mixture of veggies into the crust. This is the
fun part. Take the other pie crust and gently remove
from the pan and place it on top of the crust with
mixture in it. Take your hands and gently connect the
crust together at the top. Place about 3 slits into the
top crust. Back at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.
It may take a little longer. Make sure crust is nice and
golden brown.

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