Thursday, September 5, 2013

cooking again

i pretty much promise, you, this is not going to turn into a food blog---

the other night, i was planning to make a baked spaghetti---as i didn't have enough ingredients and didn't want to have plain old noodles with jar sauce---i decided to get a little creative-

i started with frozen vegetables--broccoli, yellow squash and onion with green peppers---
i fried them in a good amount of vegetable oil---added lots of seasonings----lemon pepper, garlic salt, italian blend, and more salt and pepper---i was surprised, how fast this part was---turn the heat up high and be nearby---

while i did this, i boiled the spaghetti (thin) noodles---breaking them, three times-----

cooking them a shorter time-- since it would be cooking in the oven at 350 for about 45min.--cover with foil-

i took two cans (smaller size) cream of chicken soup--adding about a half of can of water----then i added a bag of shredded cheddar cheese-

this was not bad----if i made it again, i would change the following----add two large cans of soup--one cream of chicken, one cream of mushroom----i would add a whole big can of cream and half can of water---and i would add another half of bag of cheese and change it to a mixture of parmesan and mozzarella

add some garlic bread and a fruit based salad---for a quick and different take on spaghetti night 

34 comments:

  1. Lovin' your new food themes. Ha! The chili metaphor was great.

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    1. why thank you mary--i am happy you like this direction :)

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    1. really!!! i am so glad!--it was pretty good and i think it would be awesome, with the changes :)

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  3. Mmm...sounds yummy. And I've had spaghetti about four times already this week!

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    1. haha i hear ya--sometimes it's just all ya want, huh joy :)

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  4. I love hearing what's for dinner. It helps me figure out what's for dinner often.

    I just made a version of a fellow pen pal's recipe, but with shrimp. Cooked a little different, in WAY less time. It was good... I sent it over to her and she's going to try it herself.

    I think that's the best part of the internet, because really, how many ways can you have chicken before it gets really boring?

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    1. i know---i love cooking shows and blogs!! and i forgot--i was going to mention that this dish might be good with shrimp!! thanks juli :)

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  5. This sounds delicious! My boys love spaghetti, so this take on it will be a hit, I'm sure. Thank you!

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    1. oh cool---yeah boys usually do love spaghetti--let me know jackie :)

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  6. I'm always looking for new recipes. I somehow manage to make the same things over and over again. Thanks for sharing, Lynn.

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    1. i know what you mean---i was just thinking about you--i'm coming over to visit, susan :)

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  7. This is the second post I have seen about baked spaghetti today. I have never had baked spaghetti. I certainly am wanting to try it now!

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    1. really--well i am glad you now know---i usually make it with tomato based sauce and add, cottage cheese and cream cheese and lots of bagged mixed cheese--hope you make it theresa :)

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  8. This sounds really good! We eat a lot of pasta, so I'm always looking for different ways to prepare it.

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    1. us too---now i am wanting the regular baked spaghetti! thanks danielle :)

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    1. sorry---i should have had robyn take one--next time--thanks vett :)

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    1. like i said, i would change it up some, if i made it again, but was pretty good, thanks marie :)

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  11. Nice post, great blog, following :)

    Good Luck :)

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  12. I think a food-as-metaphor blog would be great fun ...

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    1. hmmm it could be rather amusing, suze ;)

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    2. You'd cook it up but good. :)

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    3. haha, i love your faith in me---right back atcha sweetie ;)

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  13. Sound pretty tasty. I also like to experiment, trouble is I never write down recipes and tend to forget ingredients next time. Baked potato, Scotch Broth, Turnip and Onion are ingredients that go together well.

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    1. you know--i think turnips not turnip greens but the turnips themselves are one of my favorite vegetables but i have rarely made them--i wish i could find them frozen--thanks :)

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    2. Yes, you'll rarely find them in the freezer departments of stores, unless it's a specialist frozen food store. There's a method of freezing your own that involves par boiling and dicing them first.

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    3. i hate peeling them--i am a lazy cook----but might have to break down and get some fresh ones soon :)

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    1. it was pretty tasty, but i think with the few changes, i would do, it would be lots better--thanks ruth :)

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