Bambi Loves My Spaghetti And It Is My Favorite Meal

by Sherry Riter in Gluten Free,Grain Free,Meat,Sauces - Dressings

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.

cooking spaghetti burger venison deer Bambi

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.

redhead sherry riter cooking spaghetti burger venison deer

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.

fresh tomatoes cooking spaghetti burger venison deer

After the Roma tomatoes simmered for awhile, they cooked down and created a thick tomato sauce.

fresh tomato sauce cooking spaghetti burger venison deer

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!

wild caught venison burger

Oh my goodness! Do you see what else is listed on that wrapper?



Who would eat moose?!

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Audrey January 29, 2014 at 9:26 am

Pasta shock. So instead of dipping the pasta into cold water you dip yourself into cold water? Why would you do that?


2 Sherry Riter January 30, 2014 at 11:52 am

Pasta shock is slang and a form of the slang sugar shock. It is when your body is overwhelmed with the pasta carbs that are converted to sugar and you get sleepy because of too much insulin/sugar in your blood. That’s why you get tired. It overwhelms your system. That’s why diabetics have to be very careful with pasta. Sorry you were confused.


3 Joan January 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm

“Who would eat moose?!” you ask. Certainly not I. Nor would I eat venison or any of the other ingredients listed on that package! Poor Bambi. What a rotten ending to end up in that package. 🙁


4 Sherry Riter January 30, 2014 at 11:54 am

LOL 😛 I know you are a vegetarian 😀


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