Church Suppers - Spaghetti, Baked Spaghetti

Featured Comment by Christine...

Good afternoon!

This weekend our church had its yearly mission emphasis weekend. Every other year, the choir from Grundy Mountain Mission in Grundy, Va comes to sing for our morning service. They arrive on Saturday evening, so they need housing. This year there were 44 who needed meals and a place to stay. We signed up to keep two girls (all the boys were taken). Our 11 year old son wasn't too thrilled to begin with, but we ended up having a great time!

Not only did we need to feed and house the girls, but on Sunday evening there was a pitch-in at church. This required additional cooking! On Saturday, before the girls came, I put together my spaghetti sauce and put it in my crock pot and put it in the refrigerator. It's a very simple sauce that my sister told me about.

1 pound of sausage, browned
2 large cans of tomato sauce
1 small can of tomato paste
2 tsp. Italian seasoning (or to taste)
1 tsp. garlic powder (or to taste)
4 T. sugar (or to taste)
2 tsp. salt (or to taste)

On Sunday morning, I put the sauce on before church. When we got home, I fixed the spaghetti. I fixed enough for lunch and for the pitch-in. After the meal, I put the left-over sauce and spaghetti together, added cheese and baked. There was plenty for lunch and for the pitch-in, and I didn't have to spend a lot of money!!

(Thanks Christine, spaghetti made with sausage instead of or along with ground beef is always SO good! And you got two meals out of one by making baked spaghetti with the leftovers, delicious!)