It must’ve been Sunday afternoon when I noticed the rain pouring heavily outside.
“Is there a storm coming?” I tweeted.
Tropical storm #MaringPH is coming, was the tweet I got back.
So the kids have been home since Monday, Tuesday and today. I feel a little guilty for enjoying the cool/bed/sinigang/sweater weather while other have lost homes and loved ones.
Felt guilty checking out the new Muji store at Shangri-La yesterday. But the rest of the time, I stayed home.
It was an added treat for me since work was called off and my husband also stayed home.
Today we decided to make some homemade spaghetti, since Del Monte sent some merienda packs. The merienda pack on the left costs more or less Php 40 in the supermarket. I bought a small packet of Del Monte tomato paste to add more zing.
My husband is a Dutch trained chef and makes wonderful things in our kitchen.
I prepared the ingredients and took the pictures, while Jeroen did most 98% of the cooking.
What you’ll need:
1 pack of Del Monte spaghetti merienda pack (about Php 40)
2 teaspoons of Del Monte tomato paste
350 grams of ground beef
2 tablespoons of cooking oil
vienna sausage or hotdog, sliced
1 small garlic, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 cubes of beef bouillon
a dash of oregano, pepper, and salt
Here’s how we do it at home:
1) Bring some water to a boil before throwing in a pack of Del Monte spaghetti noodles.
2) Cover and boil for 8 minutes while preparing the sauce.
3) When it’s done, drain noodles and top with a slice of butter to prevent them from sticking together.
4) If your kids like hotdog or sausage in their spaghetti, brown some slices in a teflon pan and set aside.
5) Using the same oil, throw in 350 grams of ground beef with chopped garlic and onions.
Don’t forget to add 1 1/2 cubes of beef bouillon to wake up the flavor.
6) Add two teaspoons of Del Monte tomato paste, oregano, and pepper.
7) When cooked, pour the entire pack of Del Monte tomato sauce into the pot, mix, and simmer.
8) Throw in the sausage or hotdog, add salt to taste, and voila!
Optional: Add Farmer Sanchez.
Cooked with love, this is restaurant-grade spaghetti bolognese, if you ask me!
Perfect bonding food for the kids.