Meal 7 – Meaty Bolognese with Fresh Garden Herbs on Penne Pasta




Meaty Marinara with Fresh Garden Herbs on Penne Pasta

Fresh French Bread


Dutch Apple Pie


The Farmhouse Market had a great deal on ground pork.  What do you do with ground pork?  No clue.  So I decided to do a Meaty Bolognese with fresh french bread.  My herb garden is loving the cool weather, so there was plenty of fresh herbs to add to the dish.


I loved this one, easy, hearty, cheap and really really good.  It was quickly devoured.

For these lunches, I also love my slow cookers.  I can get everything ready, and either keep it at temp overnight, or start it early and its hot when needed.  Also, the lids seal for easy transportation.

Bolognese receipt:


I started by browning the pork.  Careful, you can overcook it easy.  Add fat as needed.

Remove browned pork, put onion, celery and carrot over medium with oil.  Saute until soft, remove from pan.  While still on the burner, deglaze with stock (or wine, beer, whatever is on hand), and scrub up all the bit.  Toss the veggies back in, with any herbs, and the diced tomatoes.  Add salt and pepper to taste, plus any other spices on hand (garlic, bay leaves, cinnamon, celery salt)

Let cook for a few hours, toss in the meat for 1 hour, and ready to serve.

  • 1 lbs onion
  • .5 lbs celery
  • .5 lbs carrot
  • 6.7 lbs dough, french.  Minus container
  • 8.72 lbs raw ground pork
  • 8 lbs cooked
  • 4 – 28 oz cans of diced tomatoes
  • Stock as needed

The bread is really cheap and easy.  Its about 4 cups of flour, 1 cup of water, 1 tsp salt and 1 tbs yeast.  I made 8 loaves for about $5.00.  I made the dough a day early, then just tossed is in a 450 degree oven for 20 minutes while I was getting ready in the morning.






Meaty Marinara with Fresh Garden Herbs on Penne Pasta

Fresh French Bread


Dutch Apple Piew



Meaty Marinara con hierbas frescas del jardín en las pastas de Penne

Pan francés fresco


Pastel de manzana holandesa


Meaty Marinara with Fresh Garden Herbs on Penne Pasta

  • Cook noodles per package.
    • Boil water 45 minutes before serving
    • Serve large scoop
  • Marinara will be in slow cooker and hot!
    • Pork Marinara has meat and onion
    • Vegetarian dish will be in separate container in microwave. Reheat before serving.  No Onion in Vegetarian dish.

Fresh French Bread

  • Toss in oven at 350 for 8 minutes before serving. Or serve room temp.  It’s fresh.
  • Slice before serving.



  • Serve room temp


  • If Salad items are available, please include

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