(Closed) Inspired by my dinner…

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: How do you make your spaghetti?
    From scratch : (13 votes)
    33 %
    Straight from a jar : (7 votes)
    18 %
    I add my own little something the the jar : (16 votes)
    40 %
    Other : (4 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    In the summer I’ll make my own sauce (and sometimes my own pasta!) when tomatoes and whatnot are fresh and in season. In the winter we just do store-bought from a jar. I’m hoping this summer I can get my act together to do some big big batches of sauce and jar it for the winter 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Unfortunately I don’t have time to make my own sauce/ pasta.  I buy locally made sauce though.

    Post # 5
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    Honey bee

    I have an “Italian” friend that makes it from scratch and I can honestly tell you that there are some jars (not all by any means) that are better than hers.  Classico Organic is actually a great sauce!

    I make my own often, but for things like making lasagna I dont. I dont prefer heavy sauces really anyway (or spaghetti for that matter) and often will just do a tomato, basil garli, onion sautee that is lighter and chunkier than the more traditional one for pastas that require it.

    I only make the more traditional one if I am making meatballs which is about once or twice a year.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    From a jar…I dont know anyone that makes their own!

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am Italian and it’s a sin in my family to use sauce from a jar.  Even some homemade sauces are easy and are waaaay better than jarred sauce.  My husband always tries to buy sauce in a jar when we go to the store, but I yell at him.  He knows better.  I always make a huge pot and then put it into smaller containers and freeze them for later use.  I don’t always make my own pasta.  When I have time I will.  And we always have homemade pasta at holidays, but it’s usually ravioli or gnocchi, not plain spaghetti. 

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I <3 Classico Roasted Garlic. That being said I usually add lots of vegetables to it. (and MORE garlic.) Actually I have a picture of it that I posted on a different thread.

    Its got ground turkey, spinach, garlic, and zucchini added to it.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    During the summer I make my own and freeze it. Most of the time when we have pasta I make a quick sauce using pureed chickpeas and tomatoes, so the frozen sauce usually lasts us a long while. If we run out, I have no qualms using jarred sauce, but I do add extra vegetables and spices to it to suit our tastes. 

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I make my own sauce, but most of the time I start with canned tomato paste/sauce and add from there. I refuse to use storebought tomates to homemake sauce, so I only stew my own tomatoes only in peak season. If it soothes your soul any, I grow and dry my own basil/parsley/oregano and the like.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I do both depending on how much time or how lazy I am. 

    If I was having someone over for dinner I would make from scratch or I would comment that ‘sorry it’s not from scratch’.

    If I am making my own meatballs, I feel that I have put enough effort in, and will opt for jar sauce. 

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    It depends how much time I have. But if I’m having people over I’d make that extra effort to make it from scratch. Or at least have it warming up when they got there so they didn’t see the jar.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I like to make mine but lately we’ve been trying some store bought ones from a jar that are soooo good. My grandma is Italian and makes the best pasta sauce I’ve ever had in my life. My mother has gotten the recipe from her before but since it’s got grandma’s touch it’s not able to be replicated! 

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