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Saturday, December 1, 2012

PASTA BAKE






PASTA BAKE:

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 pounds ground turkey breast, browned and drained
1/2 pound Italian Sausage, browned and drained
1 small onion, diced 
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 package skim-milk shredded mozzarella cheese
1 package skim-milk shredded Italian cheese (5 Cheese works great)
1 large container Ricotta Cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Saute diced onion and garlic in large saucepan, when onions become translucent, add ground turkey and Italian sausage.  Brown and thoroughly drain the turkey / sausage.  Pour sauce over meat mixture and simmer on low.

Prepare Penne Pasta according to direction and drain.  Add to meat mixture and combine thoroughly.

While pasta is cooking, mix the shredded cheeses together.

In 9X9 casserole dish, spread a layer of the meat mixture to cover the bottom, then spread on a layer of the ricotta, and sprinkle some of the shredded cheese.  Repeat until the cheese is on the top layer.

Place in a 350 Degree Fahrenheit oven for approx. 45 minutes.  Cheese will be nicely brown and bubbly.  Serve with hot bread and enjoy!

***If you have cheese left over, spread it on the bread and place in the over to make a superb cheesy bread!



Mike's Favourite Peach Pie (with canned peaches)



INGREDIENTS:

* Two cans of Del Monte Yellow Cling Sliced Peaches, drained
* 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
* 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
* 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
* 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
* 2 packages of pie crust dough, rolled out



DIRECTIONS:

Place drained peaches in a bowl and add sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until all peaches get a coating of the mixture. Place in a deep-dish pie pan.
Put pinches of butter throughout the peach mixture. Top with second pie crust pastry.
Bake in a 375 degree (Fahrenheit) oven for approx 45 minutes until top crust in nicely browned. After removing from oven, allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
Serve with whipped topping or ice cream!