"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Grandma Gigi's Bay Leaf Spaghetti Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Becky Kiser
Added: Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
11/2 lbs of hamburger
1 lg onion
4 stalks celery
1/2 glove garlic
lg can whole tomatoes
lg can tomato paste
lg can sliced mushrooms
2 whole bay leafs
pkg spaghetti

Directions:
Directions:
Cook Hamburger, chopped onion, chopped garlic, chopped celery, until hamburger well cooked and vegetables soft. Add can of whole tomatoes and the bay leafs....Simmer 15 to 20 mins...Add mushrooms and can of tomato paste..if too thick you can add a little water...also a couple of tsp of sugar..Cook Spaghetti noodles as directed on pkg.. Except add a little garlic salt to the water when cooking the noodles...it makes the spaghetti noodles tasty....when done drain water off noodles and add cool water to keep spaghetti from getting sticky....drain water off noodles again...Put noodles on plate add some sauce and you have a wonderful spaghetti dinner...Yum Yum Enjoy!!!!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 to 10 depending on serving size
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 min to an hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Great served with Garlic Bread and Judy Kiser's Shrimp Salad....Grandma kiser (Dorothy) loved making this dish for her family, she was proud to serve it to anyone...she said the bay leaf made all the flavors come together to make the unique taste...She was a wonderful cook...she always said she thought she must be part Jewish cause she always would offer food to who ever came to visit...There was not a dish she could not make taste delicious....We miss her!!!!

 

 

 

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