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Spaghetti Sauce (Noni's speciality)

1 to 2 lbs good hamburger
1/2 to 1 onion, diced
2 to 3 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 to 2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp (app) chili flakes
basil (resh is best) chopped
parsley, chopped
salt and pepper
1 15 oz tomato sauce w/tomato bits
1 6 oz tomato paste
1 cup water
Brown hamburger in large pot; drain and set aside. In same pot, brown one and celecy in 1 1/2 tsp olive oil and lg pat butter until onion is translucent. Add parsley, garlic basil, chili flakes and hamburgter. Add 1/2 cube butter, salt and pepper. Let simmer for a few minutes. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste and water. Simmer app 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Taste often and adjust as needed.
*Remember ingredient amounts are approximate and will need tweeking. Mine never tastes the same, but always good.

 Dicing the onion and celery. Marcy made sure we cut it very small so it would simmer in the sauce.

 Browning the ground beef in olive oil.
 Marcy celery chopping away. I was on onion duty.
 Steamy situation with draining the pasta. Got my facial today.
 Stiring in the Noni sauce with the pasta so it is not dry.
 Marcy instructs to add more sauce to the pasta. She knows how this sauce is done.
 Chloe waiting for dinner. Please give me some pasta, mom.
The sauce simmer for 2.5 hours.
 Plate it up.
A little Chateau Ste. Michelle Blanc de Blanc while making dinner.
Our favorite bubble vintage is now discontinued. Boo hoo!
 My finished plate, garnished with basil and cheese, please.
 Marcy is a non-basil fan, so only cheese for her. And peas.
Adding some basil to Craig's dish. Lots of peas, too.
Our dinner tasted exactly as I remember Leona made it. It was delicious and easy to make.

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