My sisters and I went out for dinner last night and decided we would all wear BRIGHT RED lipstick just to be silly. Aren’t we pretty? Hee-hee.
I’ve been curious about these dinners that you store in the pantry instead of the freezer and thought I’d give them a try. I opened the chicken & dressing one for lunch a couple of days ago…BLEH! It tastes like dog food! How can you mess up chicken and dressing so badly? And I am NOT a picky eater. I’ll eat practically anything and like it, but this is garbage. Don’t waste your money. BARF-O! Sorry, Hormel.
Now this little convenient package of bumble Bee Tuna Salad is really good and so cute too! I’m addicted to these. You get that cute little plastic spoon, a can of tuna salad, and a package of crackers. My only criticism is I need one more cracker than they provide so I have to break out a box of Ritz for that extra cracker. But Bumble Bee, you get an A+ from me! They’re only $1.18 at Wal-Mart. I’ve heard they have them at Big Lots too for $1.00. I haven’t checked there yet though.
And here’s a recipe I’m going to try this week. You can find detailed instructions and more pictures at Amanda’s Cookin’. I’ll give you my review later. Here’s the recipe now in case you are stumped for something to make for dinner and want to try it.
Betty Crocker says, "If you hold your uncooked spaghetti together in a bundle, 4 ounces is about as big around as the size of a quarter." Thanks Betty.
4 ounces uncooked spaghetti
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
1 (14-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce (I used my homemade sauce)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 large eggs
1 cup small curd creamed cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
Heat oven to 375°. Grease pie plate, 10 x 1 1/2 inches. Cook spaghetti as directed on package.
While spaghetti is cooking, cook beef, bell pepper and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain.
Stir in spaghetti sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened.
Drain spaghetti. Place spaghetti in pie plate; gently press on bottom and 1 inch up side of pie plate.
Mix eggs and cottage cheese; spread evenly over spaghetti. Spoon beef mixture over cottage cheese mixture. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until center is set. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.