Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy Birthday 9th DD!!!--Her Favorite Pasta Recipe

  This weekend we celebrated our DD's birthday.  Boy does time fly by!  It seems just like yesterday my husband and I brought her home.  I remember sitting down the carrier she was in, looking at each other and saying..."Now what?"  :)
  What a blessing this journey has been, and I thank God for my wonderful family every day.  I cherish every moment spent with them.

  I thought I would share with you the recipe for her birthday meal.  I found this recipe on the back of a spaghetti sauce jar years ago.  I don't remember which brand it was, but whatever your favorite brand of sauce is will work just fine.

I take a 9 X 13 inch baking pan, and pour one whole box of Penne pasta (16 oz) in it.  Do not cook the pasta ahead of time, just open the box and pour right in.  Then take your favorite jar of spaghetti sauce and evenly pour over the pasta.  Next, fill the empty sauce jar with water until almost full and evenly pour over the pasta and sauce.  Cover with foil, and cook in oven at 350 for about 45 minutes, or until fork tender.  Finally, remove the foil and sprinkle the top with shredded mozzarella cheese, and return to the oven to melt.  Then serve.  It is simple and delicious.

Tip:  To make the meal complete, simply buy a mixed bag of lettuce, and prepared garlic bread that just needs to be heated in the oven.  With about 15 minutes or less of prep you can have dinner on the table!  The longest part of the process is just waiting for the pasta to cook in the oven.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


Jessica said...

I'm going to try that recipe! Thanks!

Happy birthday to your sweetheart!

Tracey said...

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter! Hope she has a wonderful day!

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