Friday, January 20, 2012
Day 3 of week's challenge
Forgot to write that yesterday, I took out a package of ground beef (extra lean, yuck) to thaw.
1300 – Have to go out but need to take a headstart on dinner: pop a whole spaghetti squash in the crockpot, set on Medium.
1630 – Get home. Spaghetti squash is just right! Pure luck. Chop finely one large onion and 5 garlic cloves. Take beef fat reserved from a too-fatty beef marrow bone broth, melt in frying pan, add onions, sauté until tender, add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Remove onion and garlic from pan, add 2 Tbs coconut oil (I’m out of beef fat) and brown the ground beef, breaking into bite-size pieces with a spatula. Meanwhile, finely chop the beef marrow (reserved from above-mentioned broth, DH does not like in soup). Add to the browned ground. Add 1 cup tomato sauce (bought in glass bottles) and 1 tsp dried oregano. Cover and simmer. Meanwhile, drop 2 roma tomatoes in boiling water in small saucepan for 30 secs. Peel, chop into big chunks, add to ground beef, simmer 5 more minutes until tomatoes are just tender.
1730. Slice some of the bread made yesterday and toast twice in toaster-oven, until somewhat dry on the surface. Let cool, then rub with a peeled garlic clove and spread with ghee – garlic bread!
1745 Open spaghetti squash by cutting a door in the side. I serve it just like that, using a pasta spoon. Because, I’m out of time! Quickly put together a green salad with previously washed lettuce.