Bloody Ants and Spaghetti


Did I ever tell you guys my creepy house hunting story?

I went house hunting with one of my buddies and to be clear, he was house hunting, I was just tagging along.

 

So anyways there’s this house for sale that basically had anything that you could ever want.

It was a beautiful house, it had a fucking pool and a garage detached from the house with a room above it which to me, was like the perfect setup for my buddy who likes to play drums.
He could turn it into a drum room, bang on the drums all he wants and not bother his wife or the baby, there you go.

 

Walking into it we both looked at each other and it was immediately obvious he couldn’t afford it but we figured what the hell right, we’re already here.

I took a tour of this goddamn house and there was three separate times I thought I was going to be murdered.

 

 

We go to look at the room above the garage first and there was all this moss hanging on the side of the house which I don’t know…. I just felt weird and it was really fucking green.
And the guy trying to sell it you know, he’s doing his best going, “…it’s a mother in-law suite, it’s got great light, you can paint it…”
And I just point to the side of the house and I go, what is that?

And he goes, “yeah well you know it… it uhh… it definitely needs a little bit of work…”, and then he sort of half laughs and half walks away.

 

So we go into the house and there’s this random guy who isn’t the owner who has a ponytail that’s just sitting in this sparsely furnished living room. It was made in the 1920s so you can already feel how many people have lived there and are now dead, you know what I mean?

This guy was just sitting there and didn’t say anything to us.

So we walk down stairs into the basement which is unusually large and there’s all these files down there and that was the first time that I started thinking about that movie, Saw, and I was like alright man, can we go back upstairs?

 

We go upstairs and there’s this random teenage girl living there that was the daughter of the dude downstairs who lives there but isn’t the owner of the house.
We look around upstairs but there’s this really stuffy fucking awful smell in the air so we move down the hall to go to the master bedroom and the realtor guys says suddenly, “just so you know, the owner, the owner is there. He’s here in the house.”

Which is weird because usually they fucking leave, right??

They had this fucking cat that was just sitting there just looking at me…all these people in the house just….there.
The whole house was fucking weird.

 

As we head down towards the master bedroom I do the, after-you gesture and he does the no-after-you back to me and I don’t want to be rude so now I’m walking towards this bedroom down this creepy fucking Transylvanian hall with this smiley real estate agent behind me.

 

I open the fucking door and I look in there and I swear to God there’s this guy with like….what looks like gray skin, he’s totally fucking bald with the landing strip in the middle and the Mr. Whipple hair on the sides of his head which used to be black but were now gray.

You could see these blue veins on the side of his head and his whole jaw worked every time he swallowed  – the guy looked like he died and came back.

He was sitting down, sort of hunched over typing on the side of his bed, the place was a mess and when we walked in, he just sort of turned his head to look at me and said, hey.
He look like the dad in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the original one, and it was just like dude what the fuck!

But I just said, hey man how are ya, and I sort of stepped around him as I went to look into the bathroom which I did for fucking two seconds because I was waiting for that axe that was going to go into my back –

 

As I look into the bathroom, all along the bathtub this guy had black knee-high dress socks drying and in my head I was like AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! but I just said, alright man see ya later, and I did that…. you ever see that walk-racing thing that they do at the Olympics? It was like a big fad in the 70s.

I did that speed-walking thing right out of that fucking house.

 

Outside I said to the real estate guy outside I said, jesus fucking christ I can see why this is been on the market for so fucking long. How the fuck are you supposed to sell this house when the goddamn Crypt Keeper is sitting up there?!!

I said that as I was standing underneath the master bedroom window and I didn’t dare fucking look up because I just have this feeling that he would be at the window staring down at me and I was going to have fucking nightmares.

 

We left almost immediately but I had this creepy fucking feeling that because I went into that house I got exposed to something and at some point my phone was going to ring and I was gonna pick it up and it was going to be that old guy’s voice going, “…….ssseven dayssss…….”
And then I gotta somehow expose somebody else within 7 days so I don’t fucking die….

 

Having said that it was a great house, had a lot of potential.

But to sell a house like that what you need to do is, you need to get that guy out of there and you need to buy all the fucking Sage in the state of Massachusetts and fucking set it on fire and cleanse the shit out of that house.

It either burns out all the spirits or it burns down the goddamn house and you start over again, either one.

 

 

I have to say though despite it being so fucking creepy, I really liked the fact that it had a room over the garage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Meatballs:
2lbs Ground Meat (beef or pork)
Couple Slices day-old Bread
1 cup Milk (sub: soymilk)
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (sub: vegan cheese or leave it out)
1 egg
2 tsp Minced Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes
2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Spaghetti:
1 box/bag of Spaghetti
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt

Tomato Sauce:
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
2 tbsp  Olive Oil
1-2 tsp Minced Garlic
Salt
Pepper
1 tsp Onion Powder (optional)

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Preheat oven to 350F.
Lightly grease baking a sheet or line it with oven-proof parchment paper.

 

Tear the bread into smalls bits and pour the milk over breadcrumbs to soak.

http://ivegotcake.comEnsure that the bread is thoroughly covered in the milk to become appropriately soggy.

Once the bread bits have soaked for a couple of minutes, using your hands, gently squeeze out any excess milk, placing the soggy bits in a large bowl.

Add to that bowl the rest of the meatball ingredients, except for the egg.

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Using your hands again, thoroughly mix things together but be careful not to overmix.
Over-mixing will turn your meat brown.

 

Roll the meatball mixture between your palms, forming an even ball.
Alternatively, you can use an ice-cream scooper to help form even sized balls.

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Place the meatballs on the baking sheet, keeping them evenly spaced apart.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 160F.

 

While the meatballs are cooking, you can make the tomato sauce which is super simple.

 

 

http://ivegotcake.comHeat 2 tbsp olive oil in a medium saucepan and add 1-2 tsp minced garlic.
Adjust your flame to medium and just as the garlic bits start to brown, add in the diced tomatoes, salt, pepper and onion powder (if using any).
Mix well.

When the tomatoes start to bubble, lower the heat to a simmer and cover with a lid.
Let the tomatoes simmer, covered, until it reduces and the sauce thickens a bit.

Every now and again, give things an intermittent stir and taste test.
Adjust seasoning as needed.
Set aside when done.

 

While the sauce and the meatballs are cooking, heat a large pot of water in prep for the spaghetti.

When the water has begun boiling, add in a little salt, a tbsp of olive oil and the spaghetti pasta.
Cook the spaghetti according to its instructions or until al dente.
Drain and set aside.

 

 

All that’s left is integration.

 

Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce and stir, ensuring the meatballs are thoroughly coated with the sauce.
This also helps heat them up if they’ve gotten a bit warm.
http://ivegotcake.comI’ve seen some instances where they actually finish off the meatballs in the sauce. 
You’d probably need more than 2 tomato cans to do that but that’s another good way to get your meatballs all saucyyyy

 

Serve the spaghetti in a bowl and spoon the meatball sauce on top.

halloween_recipe_ideas boston_food_bloggers http://ivegotcake.comYou can also grate some fresh parmesan cheese over everything to finish it off.
Lord knows millennials love them some goddamn cheese…

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Happy Halloween!!

 

 

 

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Meatballs:
2lbs Ground Meat (beef or pork)
Couple Slices day-old Bread
1 cup Milk (sub: soymilk)
1 cup grated Parmesan Cheese (sub: vegan cheese or leave it out)
1 egg
2 tsp Minced Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Red Pepper Flakes
2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Spaghetti:
1 box/bag of Spaghetti
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt

Tomato Sauce:
2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
2 tbsp  Olive Oil
1-2 tsp Minced Garlic
Salt
Pepper
1 tsp Onion Powder (optional)
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INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Lightly grease baking a sheet or line it with oven-proof parchment paper.

3. Tear the bread into smalls bits and pour the milk over breadcrumbs to soak.
Ensure that the bread is thoroughly covered in the milk to become appropriately soggy.

4. Once the bread bits have soaked for a couple of minutes, using your hands, gently squeeze out any excess milk, placing the soggy bits in a large bowl.

5. Add to that bowl, the rest of the meatball ingredients, except for the egg.
6. Beat the egg separately in a smaller bowl then add that to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.
7. Using your hands again, thoroughly mix things together but be careful not to overmix.
Over-mixing will turn your meat brown.

8. Roll the meatball mixture between your palms, forming an even ball.
Alternatively, you can use an ice-cream scooper to help form even sized balls.
9. Place the meatballs on the baking sheet, keeping them evenly spaced apart.
10. Bake in oven for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 160F.

While the meatballs are cooking, you can make the tomato sauce which is super simple.

11. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a medium saucepan and add 1-2 tsp minced garlic.
12. Adjust your flame to medium and just as the garlic bits start to brown, add in the diced tomatoes, salt, pepper and onion powder (if using any).
13. Mix well.

14. When the tomatoes start to bubble, lower the heat to a simmer and cover with a lid.
15. Let the tomatoes simmer, covered, until it reduces and the sauce thickens a bit.
Every now and again, give things an intermittent stir and taste test.
16 .Adjust seasoning as needed.
17. Set aside when done.

While the sauce and the meatballs are cooking, heat a large pot of water in prep for the spaghetti.

18. When the water has begun boiling, add in a little salt, olive oil and the spaghetti pasta.
19. Cook according to its directions or until al dente.
20. Drain and set aside.

21. Integrate by adding the meatballs to the tomato sauce and stir, ensuring the meatballs are thoroughly coated with the sauce.
This also helps heat them up if they’ve gotten a bit warm.
I’ve seen some instances where they actually finish off the meatballs in the sauce. 
You’d probably need more than 2 tomato cans to do that but that’s another good way to get your meatballs all saucyyyy

22. Serve the meatball on top of the spaghetti and grate some fresh parmesan cheese to finish it off.
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30 thoughts on “Bloody Ants and Spaghetti

  1. What weirdos… Aside from the people in the house, every time I go back home now, it strikes me how if ghosts are real (and I sort of do believe they are), Massachusetts houses have to be absolutely littered with them. So many old structures, so many creaky buildings… My brother and his wife live in a house that was built in 1850! And then I start to creep myself out and have to stop thinking about it all.

    Also, now that I have read a Mr. Whipple reference, my Halloween is complete. Even more impressive because you are not old enough to remember Mr. Whipple

    1. 1850??!! Yeah they’re some ghost running around in there, absolutely!
      Now, having said that – I don’t quiiiite believe in ghosts myself… I mean like I’ve heard some stuff and whatnnot but nothing tangible has ever happened to me where I went, whoa…ok this is legit.

      RE: Mr. Whipple – one of my old boss’s used to use that reference all the time until we finally were like, WHO THE FUCK IS MR. WHIPPLE??!!

  2. Great story!! I looked at a house one time that had a very strange basement that looked kinda like the Silence of the Lambs or something. There was a pie plate in a room with a dirt floor with chains on the wall…. Wackos! the world has lots of wackos! Yummy meatballs and your photos are perfect for this post!

    1. Yeah over-mixing brings in excess oxygen which is what causes the meat to turn brown.

      We got the hell out of there, I can’t imagine who that house eventually got sold to or if it did at all.
      Eeeek!!

      Happy Friday beautiful ❤

  3. Ahahaha I love your stories. We only viewed one other house before we found ours, but it had an autistic teenager in one of the bedrooms and the owner (who showed us round) told us she wasn’t sure what would happen with him when she moved… desperately awkward silence while we wonder if she’s expecting us to offer to take him on…! It also had a shared garden and she told us that the neighbours weren’t big on garden maintenance so she’d had this massive iron fence built right at their edge of the lawn – so it looked like her “half” was about 5/6 of the space, with just some scraggly trees on their side – but with a gate in it so they could still access the washing line! xD

    1. Wait…what? So she wasn’t the kids mom??
      Now I want to know the rest of the story lol!
      Yeah you guys defintiely had your own version of a creepy house for sale haha! I’m glad you only had to look at one other house because house hunting is an ORDEAL!

      Happy Friday Emma dearest ❤

  4. All I can say is …Poor Cat !!! being exposed to that bunch of weirdo’s.
    Yeah, it takes all types to make the world go round hey !!!! C R A Z Y !!!
    Love your recipe and pics…perfect for Halloween 🙂 x

  5. You’re a great storyteller…I could picture every creepy second of your walk through that house….I’m guessing your friend didn’t buy it! 🙂

  6. I have actually had an experience of living in a creepy house so I can relate. The only problem is that I have already paid a 1year rent b4 I discovered what was going on. I ended up staying only 6months. I had to run. Nice story

  7. Okay I had a great comment about the creepy house, but then I got to the spaghetti and forgot lol Girl thats looks so good and now I want to make meatballs lol

    plus I love the way you write, I was cracking up like we were just chilling lol Great blog looking forward to reading more!

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