Saturday, July 25, 2009

Shish Kabobs

This is a SUPER easy dinner to make and great for summer time when it is too hot to cook in the house. My boys even helped me make the shish kabobs. They had a ton of fun creating their own kabob. They loved eating them too!
Marinate either chunks of chicken or beef in a bottle of Italian dressing for several hours. Cut up your favorite veggies into chunks and create you own kabob. We used mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes and peppers. Then grill them on the barbecue. Enjoy!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Baked Ziti

I found this yummy recipe on a new cooking blog I found.......My Crazy Kitchen. My family loved it and it was super easy!!!

1 lb italian sausage or lean ground beef
1 lb dry ziti pasta
1/2 an onion, chopped
2 (26 oz) jars spaghetti sauce
6 oz sliced provolone cheese
1 1/2 C low fat ricotta or small curd cottage cheese
6 oz shredded mozzarella
2 Tbsp grated parmesan
Cook the pasta in salt water until done, Drain and set aside.
Brown the meat and onion in a large saucepan. Drain the grease and add spaghetti sauce. Simmer for 15 min.
In a greased 9x13 pan layer 1/2 of the ziti, provolone cheese, ricotta, 1/2 of the sauce mixture, then the remaining ziti, mozzerella cheese and remaining sauce mixture. Top with grated parmesan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until cheeses are melted