Monday, August 01, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: Frugal Spaghetti Sauce

Monday: Dinner at the Coles!
Tuesday:  Rosemary Bean Soup w/ bread & salad
Wednesday: Eating out in Houston
Thursday:Spaghetti & meatballs,green beans,garlic bread
Friday: bean & cheese burritos, corn
Saturday: Pulled Pork Sandwich, fruit salad & baby carrots
Sunday: Church Fellowship -Split Pea Soup, mac&cheese, Pineapple Pie

Quick, Cheaper & Easy Tomato Sauce

Adapted from the Hillbillyhousewife
.40 cents for 36 ounces (cans in the store are 26oz)
■2 tablespoons olive oil
■3 tablespoons dry onion 1/2 cup diced onion
■1 teaspoon garlic powder
■12 oz can tomato paste (.40/each =.80)
■up to 6 cans filled with water
■1 1/2 teaspoon basil
■1/2 teaspoon oregano
■1 1/2  tablespoon honey
■1 1/4 teaspoon salt

This sauce is so easy, so cheap and so good, you won’t believe it. Heat the oil in a 2 quart size saucepan. Add the dried onion and garlic. Stir the onion and garlic around in the oil for about 30 seconds, or until they start to smell good. Add the tomato paste. Now fill the empty can with fresh water and add it to the pot. Do it again, so two cans of water have been added. Stir it all up until the sauce is smooth and thick. Add the seasonings. Cover and simmer for about 5 or 10 minutes depending on your time and fuel situation. After the flavors have mingled long enough to know each other better, you are done.

All the other ingredients are really just a few pennies each, especially if you buy your spices from Sam's Club. My estimated cost for this is .70 which is .19 or 21% less then the cheapest sauce at Wal-Mart. Plus it tastes much better then the prepacked sauce.

Remember a prudent wife is a gift! Enjoy!!!
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