Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I love the sound of spring.. We have so many birds up here and listening to them chirp this morning is a wonderful thing... Yesterday I cleaned my home from top to bottom ,was pretty exhausted by the time supper rolled around but I must say it sure looked good.. Poor house has been neglected the last couple of months .. So what to do today, I am going to do the decks out the back and get my pots ready for some plants..Our local market opened last Saturday so I might just have to check it out this Saturday and see if they have any of their bedding plants out yet..


1 pound mild or hot Italian sausage
3/4 pound lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups  Rice Krispies
2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) no-added-salt diced tomatoes
2 cans (8 oz. each) no-added-salt tomato sauce
1 can (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. In large skillet cook sausage until brown. Drain off fat. Place sausage in 4-to 5-quart crockery cooker.
2. In same skillet cook ground beef, onion and garlic until beef is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Add ground beef mixture to sausage in crockery cooker. Stir in  RICE KRISPIES cereal, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, mushrooms, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours.
3. Stir meat mixture. Serve over hot cooked spaghetti.

You will find that there is alot of sauce left over depending on how many you are cooking for so you can freeze  what is leftover  . Spoon  your family portions of the spaghetti sauce into freezer containers. Cover. Freeze for up to 3 months. Before serving, place one portion of the spaghetti sauce into a microwave-safe container. Microwave, loosely covered, on 50% power (medium) for 5 minutes. Stir sauce, breaking up any frozen chunks. Microwave, loosely covered, on 100% power (high) for 3 to 5 minutes more or until heated through, stirring every minute. Serve over your cooked pasta.(Remember you could have frozen cooked pasta in your freezer!!!)
Heading into town to do a few errands and a STARBUCKS coffee before I get to the back yard .. and once that is done I will be ready with a clean house and groomed back yard for a busy next couple of months..


  1. Why do you add the rice krispies?

  2. IT is mainly to give it texture.. rice krispies have no flavour and what it does is thicken up the sauce and absorb the liquid..if that makes sense....