Homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs

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This is a food idea that is sure to take you back to childhood. This homemade Spaghettios and meatballs food idea is an updated version of the popular lunch idea for kids, made all the easier in the slow cooker. This is childhood food that even the adults will love. This homemade spaghettios recipe is the ultimate in comfort food. You might remember having spaghettios for lunch or dinner, or maybe when you went away to college, but with this homemade version of spaghettios, the adults and kids alike are sure to love this updated version. This food idea makes the homemade Spaghettios and Meatballs recipe with turkey meatballs for a healthier version. But you can make your favorite meatball recipe if you prefer. Then you let the recipe simmer in the crockpot with a homemade sauce. If you prefer, use can also use frozen meatballs from the grocery store to speed things up. You don’t even need to thaw the meatballs, just throw them into the crockpot. Cook the recipe for about five to six hours on low. About a half hour, before you are ready for dinner, you can toss in the ditalini noodles. Not only do they cook perfectly, but they absorb much of the extra liquid in the slow cooker. While the noodles are simmering away, you might whip up a quick batch of Pillsbury breadsticks. For this homemade spaghettio recipe you will need cooked meatballs, tomato sauce, beef broth, oregano, garlic salt, dried basil, kosher salt, ditalini noodles. For the full recipe for this homemade spaghettios recipe, you will want to take a look at the Shugary Sweets site.

If you choose to make this homemade spaghettios recipe, you could use up some of your leftover turkeys from the holidays to make t he homemade meatballs. When it comes to buying turkey for the holidays, you will have more than one choice at your grocery store or local market. You might wonder if you should buy your turkey fresh or frozen. Fresh turkeys are rarely available, except right before the holidays. There are a few things you will want to know about buying fresh or frozen turkeys. A fresh turkey is a turkey that has never been chilled below 26 degrees. These turkeys can be held for quite a while before they make it to the grocery store, so they might not be as fresh as you think. You want to always check the sell-by or the use-by date of your fresh turkey, and try to purchase a fresh turkey within one or two days of Thanksgiving or Christmas.

If you decide to purchase a frozen turkey for the holidays as most people do, you will want to know a few things before you purchase your turkey. Frozen turkeys are flash-frozen below 0 degrees. If frozen turkeys are sold defrosted, they are labeled as previously frozen. If you buy a turkey that is frozen, you should plan for at least 24 hours refrigerator thawing time for every five pounds of turkey, or submerge the frozen turkey in cold water that you change every 30 minutes, which takes about 30 minutes per pound of turkey. Which turkey you buy depends largely on your cooking schedule. If you want to shop well before the holidays and have enough time to thaw a turkey, then frozen turkey is just fine. But a truly fresh turkey, which is never frozen, often tastes just a bit better.

You will find this homemade spaghettio food idea on the Shugary Sweets site. On the site, you will find dessert recipes, appetizer food ideas, homemade meatballs recipes, bread recipes, main dish recipes, soup and stew food ideas and so much more. **

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