Thursday, October 4, 2007

Christmas Ideas

Did you know there is 81 days until Christmas???? Its coming fast! So I thought I'd share some gift ideas.

The first is a Spaghetti Basket. Get a colander (you can get them fairly cheap from the dollar store or Big Lots) and add a box of spaghetti (or you could use some other pasta), a can of tomato sauce, a container of parmesan cheese and a packet of homemade Spaghetti Sauce Mix :)
1 tbsp. instant minced onion
1 tbsp. parsley flakes
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. green pepper flakes
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. instant minced garlic
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
Combine all ingredients. Makes 1 package.

Add a nice recipe card with the following recipe written on it.

1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. spaghetti sauce mix
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
2 c. water
12 oz. spaghetti
Grated Parmesan cheese

Brown beef in skillet; drain off excess fat. Blend in spaghetti sauce mix, tomato paste and water; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti; drain. Serve topped with meat sauce. Sprinkle with cheese. Serves 6.

And now you have a wonderful Christmas gift that will actually get used :)

This recipe as well as more wonderful recipes can be found at


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