- Monday - chicken pot pie
- Tuesday - minestrone soup
- Wednesday - zippy ziti
- Thursday - chicken tortilla soup
- Friday - pizza
- Saturday - who knows
- Sunday - roast and potatoes
Usually if I put it on my menu it is homemade . If I am going to use a shortcut trust me I will put down that we are getting take out or grabbing a frozen whatever. At one time I didn't trust my cooking abilities and everything came out of a box, but I have learned and experimented and now I try to do as much homemade as possible. Well I guess you might call it semi-homemade. There are plenty of recipes I use that call for a jar of this or a can of cream of whatever soup. And I am fixing dinner for a family with 5 young kidlets and I only plan on fixing one meal a night, so it is usually kid friendly.
The zippy ziti is a new recipe that we haven't had before. I hope it is good. I should try it before I share it in case it is gross, but here you go:
- 8 oz pkg of ziti, uncooked
- 2 C. frozen broccoli cuts
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 C. alfredo sauce
- 14 1/2 oz can Italian-style diced tomatoes
- 2 C. mozzarella cheese
- 2 Tbsp. Italian style bread crumbs
- 2 tsp. butter, melted
- Prepare ziti according to package directions; add broccoli during last minute of cooking time. Drain; add garlic, alfredo sauce, tomatoes and cheese, mixing well. Spoon into a 2-quart casserole dish; set aside. Toss bread crumbs with butter; sprinkle over ziti. Bake at 350 degrees about 20-30 minutes, until top is golden. Makes 4-6 servings.
This recipe actually calls for a jar of alfredo sauce, but seriously it is so easy to make why would you use a jar. And if after we try it and it is really gross I will let you know.