Gov. John Baldacci makes Spaghetti Sauce for a cause

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Governor John Baldacci is hosting a spaghetti supper at the Lewiston High School on June 12th from 4:30 pm to 7pm for the Lewiston Fire Relief Fund.

Devastating fires on April 29, May 3 and May 6 in downtown Lewiston displaced nearly 200 people and destroyed nine apartment buildings.

Donations of all sizes will be welcomed and all the money raised will go to the United Way of Androscoggin County Lewiston relief effort.

Attendees can expect the Baldacci's homemade secret spaghetti sauce accompanied with salad and desserts.

For years Governor Baldacci's family ran an Italian restaurant in Bangor. Momma Baldacci's became a meeting place known for its food, conversation, and community atmosphere. To highlight and help issues in the community and around the sate the Baldacci's started charity spaghetti dinners.

When John Baldacci ran for office he started to hold spaghetti suppers around the state, and all proceeds went to help a local charity. Throughout his years in congress and as governor he continued to hold the dinners to communities and causes in need.

The United Way of Androscoggin County is the organization that is coordinating the relief effort, and is also the sponsor of the dinner.

For more information on the Spaghetti Supper click here: UNITED WAY OF ANDROSCOGGIN COUNTY


A printable version of Gov. Baldacci's Spaghetti Sauce recipe can be found in the 207 Kitchen section of our website.



Garlic clove, chopped

1 Onion, chopped,

1 Green Pepper, chopped

1 Red Pepper, chopped

1/2 cup Mushrooms, chopped

1/2 cup Carrots, chopped

1 lb. lean Hamburg

1-2 cans Crushed Tomatoes

2 T Olive Oil

Italian Seasonings to taste

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 lb. Spaghetti

Grated Parmesan Cheese


Heat olive oil and garlic in pan. Add Italian seasonings, carrots, red and peppers, and mushrooms. Saute til vegetables become soft. Add hamburg and onions and cook til hamburg is browned.

Add crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper and simmer until all flavors have mixed thoroughly.

Serve over cooked spaghetti. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.

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