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,
22 thoughts on “What’s Cookin’ in the Country?”
I make baked pasta all the time, but the extra cheese and sour cream sounds so good! I will have to try this.
The sour cream wasn't detected; just added a nice creaminess to the sauce.
I tried the bread recipe and it turned out great. I have always used sister Schubert’s rolls. I did a cost comparison to this recipe here’s what I found:
Sister Schubert’s=$.28 ea
Your recipe=$.09 ea
A bit time-consuming but well worth it. I’ve shared on Facebook and everybody is asking for the recipe, and I’ve shared your link to your blog.
Thank you so much and God bless you and your family.
I’m so glad to hear you tried the bread AND that it was a success!! Thanks for sharing the recipe with others!
Hi! This sounds wonderful!
What do you use for the shortening? Would butter work well ?
I use Crisco. I’m really not sure how butter would do in this recipe.
Forgive me if I answered you earlier, I just don’t want to miss replying to a comment! I use Crisco. I’ve never substituted butter. I’m not sure if it would work, but it would be a fun experiment!