Welp, it happened. Our first DNF (did not finish). I guess technically its really a DNS (did not start) b/c we didn’t even go to the race.
I woke up around 6 hacking and coughing up all the fun stuff that clogs up in your face when you sleep at night while getting over a cold. Lovely huh? Paul was still feeling feverish and achy. And to top all that off with a cherry, it was snowing this morning. Seriously? In March. Oh yeah right, we live in Seattle. I almost forgot. So we decided to ditch the crowds and snow and stay in bed warm and cozy and coughing.
When we finally did get up, I decided since I had the time, I was going to whip up some meals to freeze. I ended up making 5 meals in around an hour in a half and have about three more to make but I ran out of containers. I’m going to finish up tomorrow. There is nothing better than knowing I have yummy frozen meals that just need 30 min in the oven. Makes nights when getting off work late or having an extra long time in traffic almost a pinch more bearable.
Here is what I made:
Spaghetti Pie (one large container and then I split up the other batch into two smaller containers)
8 oz. spaghetti, broken in 2” pieces
2 Tbsp. soft butter
½ C. grated Parmesan cheese
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
1 egg, well beaten
1 pound cottage cheese
Cook and drain spaghetti and mix with above ingredients. Set aside.
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Drain above, then add 1 jar spaghetti sauce.
Layer noodle mixture in greased 9×13 pan, then top with meat sauce. Top with 12 oz grated mozzarella cheese. Freeze.
When you are ready to eat, thaw and then bake at 350 for 30 min or until warmed through and cheese on top is melty and bubbly.