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    Spaghetti a La Melissa

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    Mr Tender's Note:

    My ex girlfiend's world famous Spaghetti Sauce. My love of this meal was considered during the tumultuous decision to split. (Do I stay? Do I go? ... Oh.. but the spaghetti!!!! Maybe I can come for dinner regularly??? I have to leave.... I'll just have to hope for the best on the spaghetti front :D ) Legend has it that this is a blend of the recipe from an old Italian lady just down the road... and Melissa's natural flair for all things Italian

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    1. 1
      In a skillet cook mince, rosemary and sage in olive oil on medium until golden brown.
    2. 2
      Take out of pan but do not drain.
    3. 3
      Add some more oil along with the garlic and onion and cook until lightly browned (do not burn). About 2 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add chopped celery and cook another 2 minutes or until soften.
    5. 5
      Add 1 teaspoon celery salt and stir well.
    6. 6
      Add carrot and 2 more teaspoons of celery salt, stir for 1 minute.
    7. 7
      Add 2 tins of tomatoes and 3 teaspoons of dry chicken stock along with the Worcestershire sauce, red wine and 1 cup of water.
    8. 8
      Stir well and cook on low heat for 4 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add mince back into mixture and cook everything on low heat for 20 minutes.
    10. 10
      Taste, and add more salt and pepper, stock or another 1/2 cup of water only if required.
    11. 11
      Serve over Spaghetti, and use quality Parmesan that you have grated yourself.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 28, 2009


      Five stars from me! I ate lots and lots! I love you Uncle Brent xxx

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    • on May 28, 2009


      Uncle Brent, I didn't know you knew how to cook! 5 1/2 stars from me. This was very yummy! I LOVED the nooooodles!!!

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    • on May 28, 2009


      Awesome meal with awesome flavour! This came together in no time at all for a filling, tasty, healthy meal. Love the addition of the sage, rosemary and celery salt. Mr Tender I'll put this one into our family members cookbook ;) book #55856

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    Nutritional Facts for Spaghetti a La Melissa

    Serving Size: 1 (262 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 225.1
    Calories from Fat 130
    Total Fat 14.4 g
    Saturated Fat 5.0 g
    Cholesterol 44.3 mg
    Sodium 313.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    Sugars 5.4 g
    Protein 11.9 g

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    celery salt


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