Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 14

Successfully transferred my youngest daughter into a Montessori Charter school today.  She is so excited.  I am very happy to see her excited about school again.  She was not thriving at the standard public school.  I should have done this a lot sooner.

As promised here is the Baked Ziti recipe.

1 lb ground beef
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1 lb ziti
1 large container of Pollo Ricotta cheese
2 large cans of Hunts Spicy & Zesty Sauce (or 32 oz of your favorite sauce)
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (more/less to cover the dish)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Brown meat stirring frequently, adding one spice in and thoroughly mixing it into the beef before adding the next spice.  Drain any excess oil from browned meat. Stir in enough sauce to cover meat.  Do not make it soupy.
Prepare ziti but do not overcook, make it al dente (firm)

In a 9 x 13 glass container cover bottom with sauce. Next spread the pasta.  Next spread the meat.  Next spread the ricotta cheese. Next spread over another cover of sauce.  Next spread over the mozzerella cheese and finally sprinkle the parmesan cheese. Place in oven until the cheese is bubbling. (Approx 20-30 minutes)

For dessert we had brownies.  This is the recipe I used.  I doubled the recipe and cooked in a 9x13 aluminum pan.  We don't like frosting so we used powdered sugar.

Buon Appetito

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