Welcome to my third blogging experience...created in order to keep my other blogs free of my crazy rantings. This space will be dedicated to the day to day trials and tribulations of motherhood and life in general...as well as the experiences that come with trying to rediscover the many basics of life that have been lost to the constant hullabaloo and cookie cutter mentality that has become the 21st century.

I am a proud mama to our first born, Gracie, who waits for us in Heaven, and her very lively little sister, Jenna. I am a semi-crunchy mama who works full time outside of the home. If you come here to read, expect to find posts related to cloth diapering, breast feeding, homemade baby food, organics, cooking and recipes, day care & working outside the home, baby wearing, natural childbirth, general fitness, general nutrition, environmental topics, etc.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Baked Ziti

I posted this recipe this week on a rainbow mamas FB group, and I thought that I would post it here.  It is super quick and easy...and always delicious!

1 box ziti                                                          
1-2 jars Prego spaghetti sauce                           
32 oz ricotta cheese
8-16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 egg (optional) 
1/2 to 1 pound ground beef or sausage (optional)

Cook ziti as per package and drain.  Add ricotta, sauce and egg.  Mix.  Add mozzarella and mix thoroughly, leaving some to sprinkle on top of desired.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes, or until bubbly around the edges.   (I have thrown this together without cooking the ziti noodles; I add 1/2 to 1 jar of water to my sauce/cheese mixture when I do this.  You just have to play with it a little bit to get it the way you like it!)


1 comment:

Holly said...

I think I'll get the ingredients next time I go to the store so I can make this!