I took the easy out yesterday; we had Thanksgiving Day leftovers for dinner! It was the first time for the leftovers, so I enjoyed them!
However, the day after Thanksgiving, while my company was still here, I wanted to have a completely different menu. I always enjoy Italian food after a rich meal of turkey and dressing, so I tried a new pasta dish; Company Baked Ziti. I was able to make the whole dish ahead of time and put it in the freezer. It made two 10 pie plates full! So all I had to do while my family was here was take it out of the freezer to thaw, then pop it into the oven. I added a salad and rolls and we were set! It was very good and indeed Company worthy!
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Company Baked Ziti
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. sweet Italian ground pork sausage
1 onion, chopped
2 (26-oz.) jars spaghetti sauce
1 (16-oz.) pkg. ziti pasta, cooked
1 (16-oz.) pkg. sliced provolone cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Brown beef, sausage and onion in a skillet over medium heat; drain. Stir in sauce; reduce heat to low ad simmer 15 minutes.
Layer in a greased 13″x9″ baking pan as follows: half the pasta, provolone cheese, sour cream, half the sauce mixture, remaining pasta, mozzarella cheese and remaining sauce.
Top with parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until hot, bubbly and cheeses are melted.
This roll recipe is from Taste Of Home and is so good, and is such a time saver! Confession: My rolls didn’t look as pretty as the picture below. More on that story on Wednesday’s post!
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2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
2 cups warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoon salt
9 cups all-purpose flour, divided
3 to 4 tablespoons butter, melted
Are you eating leftovers from Thanksgiving? Or do you opt for a totally different flavor like Mexican or Italian after the holiday is over?
With love from my Country kitchen,