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our sunday tradition, a.k.a. spaghetti bolognese

our sunday tradition, a.k.a. spaghetti bolognese

Growing up, meals together with the family were always the most important part of the day. Still now, we love to celebrate food and eating together every chance we get. To me, those evenings at home with my parents, when everyone comes together are super special. With all of us off in different directions and traveling a lot, those occasions are rare. I cherish the fact that my mom and dad taught me to truly appreciate the food on our table, especially as something to bring family and friends to the table for an evening of laughter. I have talked about the fact that we love to use the weekends to cook with a group of friends here on the blog before, and today I wanted to share our Sunday tradition with you guys: Spaghetti bolognese! Back in the days, when we got together with the whole family, there was nothing better than pasta enjoyed with an ice cold Coca-Cola. A tradition I love keeping alive!

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Every Sunday, my sister and whoever else of our friends is around, come over for a big pot of pasta. Dinner is usually followed by a movie and lots of popcorn! Sunday evenings used to have me feeling nostalgic for the weekend, but ever since we started our Sunday tradition, it is actually something I look forward to, surrounded by family and friends. No matter how busy we are, we always make it to the dinner table for a meal together at the end of the week!

Spaghetti Bolognese a la Vicky:
– 1 white onion
– 300 gr minced lean beef
– 2 carrots
– 2 sticks of celery
– fresh parsley
– 150 ml red wine
– salt/pepper
– 500 ml tomato sauce
– 500 gr spaghetti or linguini pasta
– olive oil

Heat a large sauce pan with 1-2 tbsp of olive oil. In the meantime, chop the onion finely. Sauteé onion, bring pan to high heat and add minced beef. Stir frequently. Chop the carrots and celery to add to the minced beef. Once the meat is well done, deglaze with red wine. Let simmer for a bit and add tomato sauce as well as a bit of chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper. While the sauce cooks on low heat to thicken, bring a pot of water with salt to a boil for the pasta. Cook pasta according to instructions and serve with bolognese and fresh parsley.

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By the way, it tastes even better with a side salad (I love arugula), your favorite red wine or an ice cold Coca-Cola! Bon Appetit!

*in friendly collaboration with Coca-Cola

29 Comments

  • Sallida
    4 years ago

    Great tradition, one of my favorites pasta is bolognese!, and you know my little secret? I put a bit of milk to the sauce, when I am cooking the beef, I don’t know why but it make the beef a bit more tender…

    http://lemontrend.com

    • vicky
      4 years ago

      I’ve always wondered why some of the “pasta ragout” seems more creamy than mine! Thanks for the tip – I’ll try the milk for sure 🙂

  • 4 years ago

    Tolles Rezept!
    Bei uns zuhause gibt’s auch so oft Spaghetti Bolognese und das tolle daran ist ja, wenn man noch Bolognese übrig hat, wird daraus ruckzuck eine Lasagne gezaubert 🙂
    x Bettina I http://bohosandbombs.com

    • vicky
      4 years ago

      Ausserdem schmeckt’s am nächsten Tag auch aufgewärmt noch besser 🙂

  • 4 years ago

    Oh wow die Fotos sind super schön geworden. Irgendwie ist es ja nur Bolognese, aber schmeckt ja trotzdem immer lecker 🙂

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • vicky
      4 years ago

      Ich finde ja generell die einfachen Mahlzeiten oft die besten!!

      xox Vicky

  • 4 years ago

    Superlecker, da bekomm ich direkt Hunger! 🙂 Ich finde die vegetarische Variante ja auch ganz grandios, wenn man das Faschierte “einfach” mit Sojagranulat ersetzt… kommt dem Original auch recht nahe! Ich verwende nur noch ein bisschen mehr Wein bei meiner, und lass es dann kochen bis es eine schöne Sauce gibt! <3

    Liebe Grüße
    Ina

  • 4 years ago

    Es geht einfach nichts über Spagetti mit verschiedensten Soßen.
    Carbonara mag ich auch total gerne.
    Hört sich nach einer schönen Tradition an und ich kann mir vorstellen, dass, wenn man nicht mehr zu Hause wohnt, gemeinsames Essen mit der ganzen Familie zu etwas Besonderem wird.

    xx Julia

    http://followthefashionrookie.blogspot.de/

  • 4 years ago

    A good pasta bolognaise can be sooo yummy! I also love it when there’s a bit of garlic in it (garlic lover over here)
    What I’m wondering, which is your favorite Coca-Cola (the normal one, light, zero or life)?
    PS : love how you write sponsored posts, they’re still totally “à la Vicky” 🙂
    xox Lyn

  • Birgit
    4 years ago

    so eine schöne tradition. perfekt für den wochenend-ausklang.

  • 4 years ago

    Lecker Bolognese kann man einfach immer essen 🙂 Und Traditionen mit der Family sind sowieso das Schönste.
    LG Jules
    http://www.mabelicous.com

  • 4 years ago

    Finds so lieb das du eine kleine “Tradition” aus deinem Elternhaus beibehalten hast! 🙂 Die Bolognese sieht super lecker aus und ich glaube ich werde Sie am Wochenende gleich mal nach kochen!

    xox Emily

    http://www.envoguebyemily.jimdo.com

  • 4 years ago

    Super lecker sieht’s aus!

    ♥ Nissi
    http://www.nissimendes.ch

  • 4 years ago

    oh ich liebe bolognese. Jetzt bekomm ich hunger

    http://carrieslifestyle.com
    Posts online about Dubai, Amalfi, Rio…

  • 4 years ago

    Tolle Fotos (wie immer)!! Schöne Tradition einmal pro Woche gemeinsam zu essen, und es geht einfach nichts über frisch gekochte Pasta… und ein Glas guten Rotwein 😉

    Alles Liebe,
    Verena
    http://www.wearestardust.me

  • 4 years ago

    Einfach toll! <3

    Liebe Grüße
    Dorothea
    http://www.justambitious.com/

  • 4 years ago

    Spaghetti is my absolute favourite, and this version looks so flavoursome!

  • 4 years ago

    Das sieht unglaublich lecker aus! So stelle ich mir das in italienischen Familien vor – eine große Portion Spaghetti Bolognese und die versammelte Mannschaft sitzt am Tisch 😀

    Liebe Grüße,
    Sonja von http://www.jointhesunnyside.de

  • 4 years ago

    Jetzt hab ich so richtig lust auf Nudeln bekommen! Schaut sehr lecker aus! Ich liebe diese kleinen Traditionen – wir brunchen fast jeden Sonntag bei den Eltern meines Freundes, wo auch immer die ganze Familie dabei ist 🙂
    xxx marie

    http://www.highheelsandsnapbacks.at

  • 4 years ago

    I know what I’m having for dinner tonight. Looks beyond delicious!

    Greta
    http://www.gretahollar.com

  • Andrea
    4 years ago

    what kind of camera do you use for pics??
    p.s LOVE THE BLOG

    • vicky
      4 years ago

      Hi Andrea,

      I work with a Canon 70D in combination with a 17-55mm / f 2.8 lens.

      xox Vicky

      • Andrea
        4 years ago

        thanks!!! 🙂 youre Gorg! keep the post coming!!!!

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