My family thinks I make a big fuss over serving the spaghetti sauce in a nice gravy boat, but I am so proud of my perfect sauce. Just look at the robust color, and texture. It also blends in with my VERA vintage table cloth, from the seventies, purchased at Goodwill a few months ago. It was still brand new, you could tell it's never been washed. I just love it. Washes so well, cotton blend, does not wrinkle at all. Cost was so cheap, just blows you away. $2.99. A happy pattern, so "seventies." The milk glass luncheon plate, or dessert plate, in this case a charger for the gravy boat, I mentioned previously, that it's a very expensive brand, can't think of the name right now. I did google it, and it retails at $26.00 a piece for the plate, and the gravy boat is about $46.00 retail. I paid $1.00 a piece, six plates, and the gravy boat was $2.99. I am so proud to use this, and have gotten so many compliments for it. It really pays to find amazing thrift finds, and sometimes you just hit the "jackpot." Really!
I normally don't freeze meats, but when your favorite Italian meat market is 20 miles away, you stock up, and buy the best meats, and freeze them. In this case, I bought ground sirloin, ground chuck, and ground pork, which I was going to make a nice meatloaf with, and ended up using half of the beef for the meatballs, minus the ground pork. The sauce, is made from no other, than San Marzano...THE BEST!