Monday, April 21, 2008

Italian goodness

Last weekend we had an Italian themed dinner to thank all who serve in our Primary. Our Primary president happily shared the following family recipes for us to prepare and serve. Try them out--they are absolutely delicious, quick and easy to prepare!

Pasta Casserole
(reminds me a bit of Baked Ziti, or a super alternative to homemade Lasagna)

Cook a 1 Lb. box of Rotini, drain
Brown 1 Lb. hamburger
Cut up ½ Lb. pepperoni (cut into quarters)
Cover with 1 Lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
Mix all together with one large jar of spaghetti sauce.
Put in baking dish.
Cover with 1 Lb. shredded mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes (until top is melted and lightly browned)

Italian Tomato Salad
5 Roma or Plum tomatoes (quartered)
1 Whole cucumber, sliced (skinned or not skinned, you decide)
1/2 Small onion (sliced)Mix with olive oil and salt to taste.
Best when served with Italian white bread for dipping in the juices and oil!