I did not have any homemade sauce (spaghetti) today and we made meatballs. I also did not have time to make any sauce. I used Ragu Super Chunky Mushroom sauce and doctored it up. I added a lot of fresh spices. Do you do this in a pinch?
Oh yes! I have cans of pasta sauce on the cupboard so that when I feel like eating pasta but either got no time or lazy to make my own sauce, there is something that I can grab. Like you, I put herbs and spices to give it a tweak.
Spices are great for this, I have even done similar when it comes to store made brands (anything from the deli for example). There are times when you just need a little extra in order to make it perfect for your family.
I like Prego better than Ragu. I usually make my own sauce but if I buy Prego I add spices and mushrooms. Sometimes I will add hamburger too. The one thing that I add a lot of is Parmesan cheese. I use that in my own sauce too.
I haven't made my own sauces before, but I do doctor up the store bought stuff. My husband is in culinary school and I am very excited that he will be learning to make all kinds of sauces from scratch.