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Got a crowd to feed? Spaghetti is a favorite at the Crandals.



1 onion

Coarsely. Start it frying on low heat with a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large pot. Stir every couple of minutes. Peel and crush then add

5 - 10 garlic cloves

When onion is translucent, then add

1/2 cup chopped celery (optional)

4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes (optional)

1 cup chopped mushrooms (one small can)

2 tbsp. Italian seasoning

3 15-ounce cans tomato sauce

When it reaches a simmer, reduce heat an let simmer for a half hour or until sauce is thickened. Adjust the seasoning (salt? pepper? paprika? a little sugar if it is too tart?)

While the sauce is simmering, put a big pot full 1 gallon of cold water on high heat.

When it comes to a boil, add

2 packages of pasta to the water.

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.

Combine pasta and spaghetti sauce in a big bowl. It looks better if you dump in the pasta first.

Serve with

Tossed green salad

Carrot sticks

Grated cheese