Cooking is the act of preparing food for consumption. It encompasses a vast range of methods, tools and combinations of ingredients to improve the flavor and/or digestibility of food. It generally requires the selection, measurement and combining of ingredients in an ordered procedure in an effort to achieve the desired result. Constraints on success include the variability of ingredients, ambient conditions, tools and the skill of the person cooking. [Source]Welcome and thanks for stopping by. Here we will be sharing our cooking adventures with you every other Wednesday (Lord willing, of course!). We'll share what works, and even what doesn't, as we seek to hone our culinary skills. A few recipes on our 2012 must-try list are angel food cake (from scratch), homemade mayo, beef jerky, homemade Italian sausage, pop-tarts, and these chocolate covered thin mint cookies (yum!).
While we'll be sharing some of our favorite recipes, we'll also be doing lots of experimenting in the kitchen this year as well (homemade mayo...). In fact, much of what we'll be cooking fits in our Homemade Pantry category -- if you have any recipe suggestions or challenges, let us know!
While we won't ordinarily be sharing a recipe here the same week that we post for Muffin Mondays, we thought we'd share one of our all time family favorites anyway. Enjoy!
makes 6 - 8 servings
6 oz. thin spaghetti, cooked and drained
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1 lg. egg, lightly beaten
1 t. dried basil
1/2 pd. ground beef
3/4 pd. Italian sausage
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 6 oz. can tomato paste
1 t. sugar
1 t. dried basil
1 t. dried oregano
1/4 c. white wine
1 c. sour cream
6 oz. shredded mozzarella
To make crust, combine spaghetti with other crust ingredients. Chop mixture using a knife or kitchen scissors and press into a lightly-greased 10-inch pie pan.
To make filling, cook meats and onion together, drain fat, and stir in remaining filling ingredients; heat thoroughly.
To assemble pie, spread sour cream on crust. Top with meat filling and cover all with mozzarella. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
The fact that spaghetti pie can be made ahead a day ahead makes it a great choice when you know you've got a busy day coming (it also freezes well and can be doubled and baked in a 9x13 pan!). Bon Appetit!
This recipe appeared here originally way back in Sept. 2009
Sharing with Full Plate Thursday & Feasting in Fellowship Friday :)