There's always an excuse to leave the dishes, dusting, scrubbing and especially yard work for later. My favorite excuses are sewing, reading, cooking, and now decorating my new house with custom projects. Getting away from home in our new camper is also a great excuse -- although that's just another house to clean! Here's what's going on with me and my favorite hobbies.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Some sewing and some cooking . . .
I made a cute skirt for "back to school." It was really simple, and I like the way it turned out.
I also made a pasta casserole that everyone really liked. It was even good left over. Here's what I did.
Boil 8 oz of macaroni.
Saute some green pepper, garlic, and mushrooms in a little olive oil until soft. Add one jar of marinara sauce, one can of tomato paste, and a couple of tablespoons of sugar. Let the sauce simmer to get the flavors to come together.
Into the warm, drained macaroni, add 1/2 cup fat free sour cream, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 4 wedges of laughing cow light Swiss cheese, some salt and pepper. Place macaroni mixture in the bottom of a casserole dish. Top with one to two cups of shredded Monteray jack cheese.
At the last minute, add a package of soy "meat" crumbles to the tomato sauce. I use Morningstar Meal Starters. Pour the sauce on top of the macaroni and cheese.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until bubbly.