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Foodie Friday

I can’t remember if I have ever posted this recipe before or not, but it’s definetely worth repeating! I have some simmering on the stove as I type this!

McCormick Greek-Style Skillet Supper
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1/2 pound ground beef (I never noticed this said a .5 lb- I always use a pound)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 can beef broth — (14 1/2 ounces)
1 1/2 cups penne pasta — uncooked
1 can diced tomatoes — (14 1/2 ounces)
1 1/2 cups frozen cut green beans
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons McCormick(r) Oregano Leaves
1/2 teaspoon McCormick(r) Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon McCormick(r) Garlic Powder
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese — divided

1. In large skillet, brown beef with onion over medium-high heat. Drain
fat.

2. Add broth; bring to a boil. Stir in pasta. Return to a boil and simmer,
covered, 8 minutes.

3. Stir in remaining ingredients except cheese. Return to a boil. Stir in
1/2 cup feta cheese. Simmer, uncovered, 7-10 minutes, until sauce thickens
slightly. Sprinkle with remaining feta cheese.

Prep. time: 10 minutes, Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves : Makes 4 servings

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Foodie Friday and Other Stuff

I didn’t think it had been so long since my last post! Life has been busy this week, but nothing really out of the ordinary. Still waiting (totally impatiently!!) for my check to arrive. Perhaps today is the day? We’ll see… The reason why I’m so antsy for it to arrive is because I want to buy my washer and dryer! It drives me crazy having to drive over to the laundry mat at the old place (yeah, they STILL haven’t lifted a finger to fix the washers at this complex) and sit in the car with the kids for nearly two hours. 3 kids produce a ton of dirty clothes! It will be so nice to be able to wash clothes whenever I want again. It really burns me up that I had to leave a perfectly good washer and dryer at the old place in VA. There was really no way around it, but still drives me crazy.

Crafty-wise, I’m working on several projects as usual.  Still knitting a new design, crocheting a new design, and knitting a present for my Mom. Nothing really new, except the Mom present. I’ll have to grab a pic of that later today. Now onto Foodie Friday!

HOMEMADE MACARONI AND CHEESE  

2 3/4 c. dry elbow macaroni
4 tbsp. butter
4 tbsp. flour
2 c. milk
2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese, heaping
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
Salt and pepper
Tomato slices
Parmesan cheese

Boil water and cook macaroni according to directions on box. In the meantime, melt the butter over low heat in a saucepan. Add salt, pepper, dry mustard, and flour. Stir and let cook for 1 minute. Add the milk and stir constantly until thickened. Add shredded cheese and stir until smooth on very low heat. Grease a 2 quart casserole dish and pour in drained macaroni. Pour cheese sauce evenly over pasta, mixing in. Cover top with tomato slices. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Bake at 350 degree oven for 25 minutes, uncovered.Serves 6 to 8.

I’m making this with meatloaf and green beans for dinner tonight. Yummo!

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Foodie Friday

My favorite spagetti sauce!

1lb. ground beef

1/3 cup chopped onion

1 jar of your favorite sauce (I like Del Monte or Hunts, doesn’t have to be expensive)

1/4 cup chopped black olives

Salt and Pepper to taste

 I brown the ground beef with the onions, salt and pepper together. Add the jar of sauce, simmer while you cook your noodles. I love to serve this over a bed of linguine! Works well with chicken also. 🙂

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