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Old 01-07-2014, 05:06 PM   #21
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...Am I a food snob if I don't like hamburger in spaghetti? And am I wrong for using frozen meatballs? They do taste good to me but I'd like to do better.

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Not a food snob, just someone who doesn't like ground beef in their sauce.

If you learn to make good meatballs, you'll never use the frozen ones again.
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Old 01-07-2014, 05:30 PM   #22
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Do most people like ground beef in their sauce? Laki makes hers with hamburger and Carl's mom does also. Mamma uses the Italian sausage and veal in hers and that's where I got that idea.

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Old 01-07-2014, 05:41 PM   #23
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I've been exploring Southern foods and cooking, and found so very many very good things my friends and my family like very, very much, and so my menus have begun to expand. I like this!

My new attempt at exploring new and different cooking is now Italian cooking and foods. This will start soon. Of course, I'll need help again as I go along but as in the last time, I know I'll have very much help!

I wish to thank all of you in advance, for I know I'll receive wonderful advice and tips, and I also do wish to warn you of this. I'm sure you all are thinking of, "Oh, no, here we go again!" And I do certainly understand!

I'd like to start simply, so any help you can give me is so very appreciated. We shall see how this goes, yes?

Thank you so very much!

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Old 01-07-2014, 05:51 PM   #24
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Do most people like ground beef in their sauce? Laki makes hers with hamburger and Carl's mom does also. Mamma uses the Italian sausage and veal in hers and that's where I got that idea.

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Cat, not everyone likes hamburger. I don't like it as a patty, like Burger King. In fact I don't even like it as a ragu in the spaghetti sauce. Only in meatballs. It has to be seasoned for me. A lot of folks here use convenience foods. They buy them because they like them. You like frozen meatballs. And Andy is right. When you learn to make your own, you will never want to use frozen again. But using convenience foods will still be available if you need them. And that does not make you a food snob. And we don't have food snobs here. Not allowed. To each their own.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:09 PM   #25
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I prefer hot Italian sausage to burger in my spaghetti sauce. I also love additional fennel seed, toasted a bit and ground. And as far as meatballs, there is absolutely nothing wrong with premade frozen! Try them sometime with grape jelly and chili sauce in the crock pot!
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:15 PM   #26
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And we don't have food snobs here. Not allowed. To each their own.

That's why this is such a nice site.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:35 PM   #27
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So true Jenny. She writes her books as if she is standing at your side talking to you. A very easy read. Even for a beginner cook.
So I should look for Lidia Bastianich books?

Yeah, like I don't have enough to do on this enforced vacation.
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:41 PM   #28
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So I should look for Lidia Bastianich books?

Yeah, like I don't have enough to do on this enforced vacation.
I press the envelope to my forehead, and in my best Johnny Carson Carnac the Magnificent impression, ask, "Who wants to go back to work ASAP?"

Answer: A nurse who no longer sets off the metal detector and who doesn't want to eat what her ogre cooks!
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Old 01-07-2014, 10:19 PM   #29
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I press the envelope to my forehead, and in my best Johnny Carson Carnac the Magnificent impression, ask, "Who wants to go back to work ASAP?"

Answer: A nurse who no longer sets off the metal detector and who doesn't want to eat what her ogre cooks!
Oh my! My magical crystal ball said the very same thing, Dawg!

I'm glad no one thinks badly of me about this. I'm still reading and reading! I thank you all so very much! I'll discuss my first meal here before I try it.

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I prefer hot Italian sausage to burger in my spaghetti sauce. I also love additional fennel seed, toasted a bit and ground. And as far as meatballs, there is absolutely nothing wrong with premade frozen! Try them sometime with grape jelly and chili sauce in the crock pot!
Did you post a recipe of this? I'd like to try it!

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