You don’t have the time to fuss with the assembly…
here’s what you need to do: Make Spaghetti Pie! This recipe was introduced to me almost ten years ago and it has become a staple in our house (meaning I make it a couple times a year, due to my love for fixing new recipes!). Recently I made it as I’m trying to thumb through my blog recipe file and make some of the dishes we loved. Take a look at this fork-full!
I love the blessing of cooking food for other people. When I recently made a meal for a family whom we love, I knew that they were fans (especially one of their daughters) of Ina Garten’s recipes. So I made up a menu of mostly all her recipes and set to work. I made one BIG blunder..,read on to see what I did!
I recently needed to fix a meal for a couple who had spent many days and nights in the hospital. They needed a nourishing, comforting meal. That’s when I jumped on my blog’s recipe index to look for my long-time favorite recipe for Meatloaf. I mean you can’t get more comforting than meatloaf and the trimmings for a great home cooked meal, right? It was then that I was shocked to find that I have never shared that recipe here on my blog! What? I’ve been making it for YEARS!
I will fix that need today and share this incredibly easy and yummy meatloaf!It’s from Taste of Home and it’s called “Mom’s Best Meatloaf” for a reason! It’s not over-seasoned; it’s just right!
To accompany the meatloaf, I made the best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever had. A sweet friend at church brought this cheesy heaven to my husband and me when we were caring for my mother-in-law in several years ago. I asked my friend for the recipe, and also if she minded if I shared it with you! She happily passed it on. Thank you, Bethany!
In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press into an ungreased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Drizzle top of loaf with ketchup; bake 15 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.Yield: 6-8 servings.
My Favorite Ever Macaroni and Cheese
1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni
1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 (12 ounce) container small curd cottage cheese
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add pasta, and cook until done; drain.
In 9×13 inch baking dish, stir together macaroni, shredded Cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. In a small bowl, mix together bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle topping over macaroni mixture.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until top is golden.
This meal is comfort heaven! Make it for someone who needs some love – or make it for your own family to show your love!
Last week we (by “we” I mean my husband!) grilled steaks outside on the coldest, windiest day of the week! We love our beef and we will cook it at all personal costs! Ha! Forget the idea of every being vegetarian!
While we had the grill fired up, I decided we’d do two steaks and have one for another night. I used the leftover meat for Beef Stroganoff and it was so delicious! I couldn’t find my old recipe, but pretty much had it in my head. Here’s how I made it:
1# Beef, cut into strips – **(Mine was cooked, so I added it in at the end to warm it up.)
4 Tbl. butter
1 Onion, sliced
1 C Fresh Mushrooms
2 – 3 Tbl Flour
1 Can Beef Consume’
1 Cup Sour Cream
Bag of Egg noodles
Boil noodles. In the meanwhile, melt butter in skillet. Add meat and cook ’til browned. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until tender. Add flour and stir to combine. Pour in consume’ slowly to combine with flour mixture.. Cook over medium heat to thicken. Remove from heat and add sour cream. Stir. Warm on stove just until hot. Pour over cooked noodles.
This is such a great fast meal. I love it because it’s not your typical pasta and red sauce quick meal. It’s hearty and full of flavor. Add a salad and a roll and supper is on the table in half an hour!