I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve watched the Disney movie “Bambi,” a 1942 American animated drama film based on the book “Bambi, A Life in the Woods” by Austrian author Felix Salten. Bambi, a white-tailed deer, is the main character. Bambi is just a young critter and his parents are the Great Prince of the forest and his beautiful, soft spoken mother remained unnamed throughout the movie.
Well, I know that Bambi loves my spaghetti. Of course, spaghetti has been my favorite meal for a very long time. Before I went grain free, I would eat so many noodles that I thought I would pop. Most of the time I ate enough to give me pasta shock and would just take a nice nap. Of course, now that I’m grain free, those noodles are out of the question, but the homemade spaghetti sauce has remained the same.
Today I decided it was time to make some spaghetti sauce, so I put the burger, diced onions and some of the spices in an olive oil coated pan to brown the meat and cook down the onions. I always add some of the spices while I brown the meat because I don’t like the smell of JUST the meat cooking. However, with some of the spices added, it smells delicious.
I cook everything in the pan on medium heat so that the meat browns slowly and the onions caramelize. The lovely aroma fills the house and little Bella followed me in the kitchen every time I went in there to stir. Eventually it was browned and ready for the next step.
The sauce. It was time to add the fresh organic Roma tomatoes, also known as Italian tomatoes or Italian plum tomatoes, to the pan. So I sliced the tomatoes all up and added them to the meat-onion mixture.
After the Roma tomatoes simmered for awhile, they cooked down and created a thick tomato sauce.
I let the spaghetti sauce simmer for about three hours so that all the spices married. This sauce is great to put into individual serving size containers to freeze. Then whenever you want a serving of spaghetti, you can just cook the noodles or spaghetti squash in lieu of the grain filled noodles. Freezing individual containers of spaghetti sauce makes meal time so convenient and fast!
My spaghetti sauce tasted so delicious today and I really believe it was because Bambi contributed a deeper, richer flavor. That’s why I know that Bambi loves my spaghetti!
Oh my goodness! Do you see what else is listed on that wrapper?
Who would eat moose?!