A Recipe


Just because I’m getting married, doesn’t mean I know how to cook. True story. Of all the things I could have acquired from my mother, the talent or skill in cooking I did not get. Not that I don’t know how to cook at all, but you get what I mean. I can boil an egg, cook rice (on gas stove or rice cooker), fry a few things, but not as good as my mother does. Perhaps the most decent meal I can cook without anyone’s assistance is spaghetti in tomato sauce. For us, my Mom makes mean pasta. In fact, one of her specialties is her famous baked macaroni. For today, I will share with you one of Mom’s basic recipe for spaghetti in tomato sauce. I have only cooked this once or twice in my entire life, so please bear with me.

For this recipe, you will need:

  • garlic
  • onions
  • spaghetti noodles
  • tomato sauce
  • tomato paste
  • ground meat (beef or pork)
  • hotdogs
  • laurel leaf
  • salt
  • pepper
  • sugar
  • water
  • cooking oil

You may be wondering why I didn’t add the measurement for each ingredient. That is because I am not sure myself on the ratio and proportion of these, on how much one cooking will yield. So anyway, here’s how we make our Filipino-style spaghetti:

  1. Cook spaghetti noodles according to package instructions.
  2. Sauté garlic and onions in a sauce pan.
  3. Add ground meat for about ten minutes until it’s rendering fat. At this point, we take out the juice excreted from the meat so it’s less oily. Add the pre-cooked hotdogs.
  4. We then add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water. Add laurel leaf, salt, and pepper to taste. Let it simmer for about ten minutes.
  5. Place cooked spaghetti sauce over noodles, top with lots of cheese, and serve.

That’s basically it. I know, I know. You don’t have to tell me how much of a terrible cook I am. I am well aware of that, my friend. I also know that I bored you with this post, thus I’ll leave you with this recipe I found from my old blog:

Totally narcissistic, eh? I’m kidding! At least I made you all laugh in the end. ;)

6 thoughts on “A Recipe

  1. Good thing you didn’t put the narcissistic recipe before the pasta or I would’ve stopped reading this haha kidding :) It would be really hard to practice cooking if your mom is qualified as a master chef contestant.


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