Wednesday - What's for Dinner?

We're having a bit of a "party" tonight at our house.... nothing big, just my father-in-law and sister-in-law coming to dinner. Our Five In A Row book this week is Lentil, by Robert McCloskey. We have been learning a lot about the sense of taste (since a lemon plays an important role in the book) and plan to make a Lemonade Layer Cake (from Cooking Light) for our guests. I have read the reviews about the cake and I have to admit I'm a little scared. It is "labor intensive" and "too dense". Uh oh. I'll let you know how it turns out!

For dinner I just wanted something simple that everyone will eat and also something I can get started in the morning. My childhood friend, Melissa, made this one time when we were visiting her family and I've been making it ever since.

Crockpot Spaghetti

1 lb. lean ground beef
minced garlic
chopped onions
1 jar Traditional Ragu pasta sauce
spaghetti noodles

Brown the ground beef with garlic and onions. Pour into a slow cooker. Add a tablespoon of sugar and the jar of pasta sauce. Cook on low all day. Serve over cooked spaghetti noodles.

There you have it - gourmet dinner tonight. Crockpot Spaghetti, Caesar Salad, Lemonade Layer Cake. Oh - and a nice bottle of Alice White wine (affordable and so good!) to go with it.
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