Sunday, February 27, 2011
Monday Dessert First
I decided I would give you the dessert picture first
as it looks yummier than my dinner pictures.
Though dinner was really yummy too.
The picture of the cake looks good and it was as good as it looks.
This is from my cook book called, "Very Merry Christmas
Cookbook" By Goose Berry Patch. It is one of my favorites
and I go to it anytime I am drawing a blank on cooking.
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cake
3.4 oz pkg. not instant chocolate pudding mix
2 cups milk
18 1/2 oz. pkg. chocolate cake mix
12 oz. pkg. semi sweet chocolate chips
Vanilla Ice Cream
Bring pudding and milk to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium
heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cake mix just until
blended. Spread mixture into a greased and floured 13 by 9 baking dish.
Sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips. Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes.
Serve warm with ice cream. Serves 15
*** you could use any kind of chips you had on hand, my daughter thought
that peanut butter chips might be really good.
It is very easy to make
Ziti with Spinach and Cheese
This is what I fixed for dinner. It was really good too.
Here is the recipe:
2 (10-oz) pkgs. frozen chopped spinach, cooked and drained
15-oz container ricotta cheese
3 eggs beaten
2/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
12-oz Ziti pasta, cooked
26-oz jar spaghetti sauce
2 t. dried oregano
16-oz pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
Combine spinach, ricotta cheese, eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Combine pasta, spaghetti sauce and oregano; place half of pasta mixture in an
ungreased 13x9 baking dish. Layer with spinach mixture and mozzarella.
Add remaining pasta mixture. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 degrees
for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 more minutes or until bubbly.
Remove from the oven and let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.
**** I didn't change anything about this recipe. I liked it the way it was.
I liked that it went together fast and that it is easier than making shells
it was so much lighter than Lasagna. I will make this recipe again. Not
to mention it feeds a bunch. After feeding my family we had one half of
the pan left.
I hope you have a really good week this week.