November 25, 2018
“Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles” Needed for Valley View Food Bank
The Mission and Outreach Committee is reaching out to our Lakeview Family for extra weekly help for those in our community who are really hungry. From now on, we will be asking for different foods to be brought in weekly so that those who do not have much to eat will benefit from our generous donations.
On November 25th, please bring in “Spaghetti Sauce and Noodles” for families that use this as their main and only meal. Any type of Spaghetti Sauce and any type of Noodle is welcomed and really needed. The cupboards are bare at Valley View Food Bank and we must help our hungry neighbors.
Spaghetti Noodles are typically long, thin, solid, and cylindrical pasta. It is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine. Like other pasta, spaghetti is made of milled wheat and water and sometimes enriched with vitamins and minerals. Spaghetti Noodles are 14% carbohydrates and 16% protein.
Spaghetti Sauce is made primarily from tomatoes cooked down until they are thick. Tomatoes have a rich flavor, high water content, soft flesh which breaks down easily, and the right composition to thicken into a sauce when they are cooked without the need of a thickener. This makes a tomato an ideal candidate for simple and appealing sauce. Depending upon the cook – garlic, onion, oregano, basil, and other spices are added to the sauce. Some recipes are handed down from generation to generation not to be shared with “out-siders.” Some cooks add various kinds of meat to the sauce, i.e. ground beef, sausage, or chicken. Some cooks even add red wine to their family recipe sauce.
Many cooks like to top their spaghetti dishes off with Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese, or mozzarella cheese – it just depends on what you like!!