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-- 11 July, 2006 --

EDM 75 - SpagBog ala Rob

SpagBog ala Rob
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
I haven't cooked much for years. The Poet and I traded jobs when we got married. I ironed his Navy uniforms and he did the cooking. He left the Navy a long time ago but I didn't take over the kitchen until the Parkinsons made him too unsteady to cook anymore. Now I am in charge the meals a pretty basic. I have started a new Moleskine to record my illustrated recipes for my sons' amusement in years to come.

Here is the recipe -

SpagBog ala Robyn

250gms good mince per person
a large onion
tin of diced tomatoes
jar crushed garlic
tomato paste
red wine
herbs, salt, pepper

Heat some oil in a deep frying pan. Peel and dice the onion as small as nerve and knife skills allow - the smaller the better in my opinion. Add the mince and brown it as you squish up all the lumps. When it looks like you would like to eat it, toss in the diced tomatoes, a teaspoon full of the crushed garlic and a sachet of tomato paste. Stir it all in and turn down the heat. Add some ground pepper, salt - you don't have to tell the kid who doesn't take salt, he'll never know -whatever herbs you fancy - oregano or Italian herb mix is good for the theme and a healthy glug of good red wine. Never use wine that you wouldn't drink 'cause you are going to have the rest of the bottle with the meal. Keep on a low heat for about half an hour, stirring occasionally, to let the flavours mix through. You don't need me to tell you how to cook the spaghetti. Read the side of the packet.

Put some spaghetti on the plate and spoon lots of the meat over the top. Grate some parmesan cheese - you did remember the parmesan, didn't you? - over the meat. Pour a big glass of the red and enjoy!

Posted by robynls at July 11, 2006 11:09 PM

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sounds delicious! Nice illustrations on the facing page.

Posted by: melissa w at July 11, 2006 11:51 PM

My spagehetti sauce comes from a jar. How's that for a non cook? :-)

Posted by: bb at July 12, 2006 12:24 AM


Posted by: lin at July 12, 2006 1:10 AM

Going to try that recipe soon. Looks great. The sketch looks great too.

Posted by: Drew at July 12, 2006 8:21 AM

great illustration and looks like a yummy recipe too! My spaghetti usually comes from a jar, but maybe I will get ambitious and try it from scratch again some day. Neat idea to journal the recipes for the young ones. Now if I could just get my granddaughter to eat "green" food!!! She is 11 going on 21 or such!! Her 14 year old brother, is more comfortable in the kitchen! elaine

Posted by: Elaine at July 12, 2006 11:02 AM

Oh yum!!! great illo Robyn
and thanks for the recipe - good to see u have lots of garlic in there
perfect meal with a nice smooth red wine

Posted by: Anastasia at July 12, 2006 3:03 PM

Considering I don't cook, this sounds pretty yummy.

Posted by: mz. em at July 13, 2006 9:50 AM

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