Spaghetti and Meat Sauce


Wine makes everything better

I finished all of my finals, and it was amazing. I celebrated with spaghetti, meat sauce, and most of a bottle of the cheapest Cabernet Sauvignon I could see at Target.


  • spaghetti
  • salt
  • pound of ground beef
  • jar of red sauce
  • some Italian seasoning
  • garlic
  • pepper
  • wine

Start browning the meat on medium-low and add a spoonful of minced garlic to it. It’ll smell delicious. While that starts up, pour yourself a glass of wine and fill a pot with water. Salt the water and put that on high on another burner.

When the meat is browned, add the jar of red sauce plus, depending on how thick you like sauce, a little bit of water. Throw on some more Italian seasoning and a generous splash of red wine, and whatever sauce you bought for as cheap as you could find it now tastes amazing. Making sauce from scratch takes hours and a lot of somehow dealing with tomato chunks, but this is a fast track to delicious.

Is the water boiling yet? Hopefully! Whenever the water comes to a boil, add however much spaghetti you want and cook according to package directions.

When the noodles are done and the sauce is hot, serve and enjoy with a well-deserved glass of wine.

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