Sunday Supper ...Pasta Bolognese

We are sooooo glad to be home.  Round Top was so much fun but after ten days there's just no place like home...Not sure we will ever get caught up, but one thing I do know is that hubby and I are ready for some real food.

It's finally beginning to feel like Fall.  

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Probably a little early but we might even light a fire tonight...

On the menu is a family favorite...Pasta Bolognese

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Doesn't this look yummy?  

Here's the Recipe I found via The Italian Dish blog.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can of tomato puree or crushed tomatoes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • fresh thyme
  • 1 pound pasta

Instructions:

In a heavy pot, brown the meats. Remove the meat, drain the fat.  Do not wipe the pot.

In the same pot, add some olive oil and add the onion, carrot, celery. Let that cook slowly, for about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a couple of minutes. Add your meat back in. Turn up the heat a little. Add the red wine and let the liquid cook off. Add the beef broth and then the tomatoes and herbs. Turn the heat to low and let this simmer, uncovered for at least a couple of hours. The longer the better. If it gets too dry, just add a half cup of water and keep cooking, letting the liquid 

She also has a recipe for Mushroom Bolognese if you prefer no meat...

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The meaty mushrooms are a great substitute for meat and this recipe uses all the usual ingredients of a great meat sauce...wine, broth and lots of aromatic vegetables.

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You can't go wrong with either recipe.

It's time to set the table...

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Sooo hungry...Let's eat...

What's on your table tonight?  

It's your turn.  Let's talk!

Images via The Italian Dish Kitchen, Atlantic Pacific blogspot, Pinterest