Sunday, October 31, 2010

Baked Ziti

This is a recipe a friend shared with me. She got it off of  I made a few changes according to what I had in the fridge.  I haven't frozen this recipe, but my friend has and says that it freezes great.  It made A LOT!!  you could split this in half and freeze part of it when you make it.  It calls for a 9x13 pan, you could use 2 8x8 pans and freeze one and eat one.

1 lb ziti pasta, cooked and drained
2 26 oz jars of your favorite pasta sauce
1 lb ground beef
1 med onion (I just used 1/4 cup dehydratd onion this time)
10 slices provolone cheese
1 1/2 cups sour cream
6 oz. shredded mozzerella or Italian cheese
mozzerella, parmasen, or italitan cheese to sprinkle on top (whatever and how much you prefer)

Cook ground beef and onion until browned.  Add sauce and simmer for 15 min.  Cook pasta and drain.  Sprinkle a little salt and toss. 

1/2 Ziti pasta
Provolone cheese slices
Sour Cream spread on top of cheese slices
1/2 pasta sauce mixture
Rest of pasta
 6 oz Shredded Cheese
Rest of Pasta Sauce mix
However much cheese you want sprinkled on top.

Cook at 350 for 30 min.

Enjoy with a beautiful green salad.

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

These are the BEST pancakes ever, especially in the Fall!!

2 cups Bisquick Mix
2 eggs
1 TBSP lemon juice
1 tsp baking powder
1 TBSP sugar
1 cup Apple Cider
1 apple, quarters, cored and peeled.  Then shredd it with a cheese grater into the mix

Mix all together and cook on a gridle.  They are kind of thick, so spoon them out onto the gridle and spread it out a little to make a round pancake. 

Homemade Maple Syrup
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp Mapeline Favoring (you can find it in the spice isle next to the extracts) or other Maple extract

Crock Pot Roast & Veggies

I'm sure you all have your own Roast Recipes.  It seems that every time I make one, I do something different so I decided to write this one down because it turned out pretty good.

Dredge Roast in Flour
Season with Salt, Pepper, Dehydrated Onions and Garlic (whatever proportions you like to your taste)
Brown in a few TBSP olive oil

Place in a warm Crock Pot

Chop 7 Red potatoes
Chop 5 carrots
Add 1 tsp Rosemary
Add 1 tsp Sage
Add 1 tsp Salt
Add 1/2 tsp pepper
Add 1-2 TBSP olive oil

Mix up veggies and pour around roast in the crock pot

Cook on High for ~5 hours

After I removed the meat and all the veggies, I added some beef boullion granules and thickened it with 2 TBSP flour and 1/4 cup water (shake all together and pour into hot drippings).  Pour over the meat and veggies and serve.