143.6…Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

As much as I love going out for dinner on Friday night, sometimes it’s nice to be home cooking up a comforting dinner. What’s more comforting than Spaghetti with Meat Sauce?

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This one is rich and hearty and perfectly comforting. 

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Spaghetti with Meat Sauce (Serves 6)


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 3 teaspoons pepper

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon sugar

  • 2 bay leaves


  1. Place ground beef in a non-stick,  large deep skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Add onion, and cook until soft and translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in garlic, tomato paste, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Season with Italian seasoning, sugar and bay leaves. Cover, and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.

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Pair the Spaghetti with Meat Sauce with a salad and some garlic bread and you’ve got a great comforting meal!

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After picking up the kids from school on Friday, I took them to meet some friends at Yogurtland for some frozen yogurt. I had never been so I had to try it. Peanut butter and chocolate swirl:

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Breakfast yesterday morning was a toasted English muffin with peanut butter and half an orange.

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I rested a bit in the morning and began to feel a bit better than the day before.

For lunch I made a tuna sandwich and green bell peppers with ranch dressing.

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Last night I went out to celebrate my friend Nicole’s birthday. The first stop was Cinepolis to see “We’re the Millers.” It was SO funny!! Stop number two was Rimel’s for drinks.

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Stop number three was Mia Francesca for dinner. We all shared a few plates of their delicious bruschetta.

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For my entree I ordered the halibut with roasted Brussels sprouts and balsamic glaze.

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So good! We had such a fun night!! I didn’t take a ton of pictures but here’s a couple…..Alicia and Dina:

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Lisa and I:

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Happy Birthday Nicole!!

After sleeping in a bit this morning, we all went to our club for Sunday brunch. I ordered the “Skinny Breakfast Burrito” (egg whites, black beans, avocado, pico de gallo) and fruit.

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It was delicious!!

The rest of the day will be spent doing some projects for the school PTO, catching up on emails and getting ready for the upcoming week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

When you want a comfort meal, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?


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