Pa’s Spaghetti Sauce

by Carrie on March 14, 2009

March 14th. Known to some as PiDay, but knowing to me as the day of many birthdays. I have a total of 5 people I know with birthdays today. One of those people is my Pa Jack. Sadly he passed away in December.

I always called him Pa, and I was his pest, until all the other grandkids came along (I had 5 years of me being the only grandkid). After the others I was Pest #1. Pa was well known for his spaghetti sauce! Him and my grandma were snowbirds so he would make a HUGE pot before leaving in the fall and we would freeze it and eat it all winter long. When friends and family got invited down for fresh spaghetti dinner you can bet they were there because they didn’t want to miss. Adam and I included since I moved out!

Since Pa isn’t with us today I figured a great way to honor him would be to try and make his spaghetti sauce. I was VERY nervous in making this recipe as I didn’t want to ruin it and leave a bad taste in my mouth. I  nailed his recipe! This tasted JUST like Pa’s. I promise if you make this you will NOT be disappointed.

***I am sorry for the bad picture our tummy’s were growling!***



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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Branny March 15, 2009 at 8:46 am

What a nice way to remember Pa Jack


2 Mom March 15, 2009 at 11:57 am

I can guarantee Pa is very proud of you. Not only for carrying on the family recipe, but of the wonderful woman you have become.

Happy Birthday Dad, I love you!


3 thecitygirlcooks March 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm

So glad this turned out like your grandfathers! Such a nice way to remember him.


4 Melissa March 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm

What a nice story Carrie! I am sure your Pa would be proud of you for honoring him this way.


5 Amber March 19, 2009 at 7:48 am

Congratulations on a successful remake of his sauce. I am sure he is glad you were able to carry on the recipe for him.


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