I am the type that loves to cook a great meal for my family. (Unfortunately I don't have the time to do so as often as I would like.) I felt it would be nice to share some recipes with yall and possibly get some new ones for myself also. The first one I am posting is very time consuming, however well worth it. I think it is probably my families favorite. Spaghetti & Meatballs Sauce 1 onion chopped 2 sticks celery chopped 1 bell pepper chopped 6 garlic cloves chopped 3 tsp. olive oil 2 tsp. parsley flakes 1 large can tomato puree 5 cans tomato sauce (8oz. Cans) 1 C. dry red wine (Chiante is best for this purpose) 3 tsp. salt 1 Tbs. sugar 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/8 tsp. ground cloves 1 Tbs. parmesan cheese 1 tsp. rosemary 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. basil 1 bay leaf 1 tsp. Italian seasoning Bring to a boil and simmer while preparing meatballs. Meatballs 2 to 3 lbs. Ground beef (sirlion is best) Make paste of cracker crumbs, & egg. Add to ground beef. Season with salt, pepper, Italian seasoning or basil, parmesan cheese. Add bread crumbs. Shape to balls and brown in small amount of olive oil to prevent sticking if needed. Drop balls into sauce and simmer 4 hours. ( can do in crock pot if desired once sauce has thickened.) Optional : Add sliced mushrooms, &/or black olives and simmer 10 minutes before serving. Before serving remove bay leaf.