Dreamer sent a recipe and misses us...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by totoro, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I think Dreamer is still having trouble with her webtv connection... but shared this yummy looking recipe!!! I told her I would post it!!!~

    I wish I could post at conductdisorders, I would post this recipe-
    8 ounces uncooked ziti
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 pound ground beef or lamb
    1 clove garlic chopped fine
    1 8 oz can tomato sauce
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamin
    2 Tablespoons butter
    2 Tablespoons all purpose flour
    1 1/2 cup milk
    1 egg beaten
    1 cup fresh grated parmesean
    1. preheat oven to 350 Spray a 9 inch baking dish with nonstick spray
    2. cook pasta per pkg directions, drain and set aside
    3. Cook and stir ground meat, onion, and garlic in large skillet over
    medium heat until cooked thru and no longer pink, drain fat. Stir in
    tomato sauce, oregano, pepper and cinnamin. Reduce heat and simmer 10
    4. Layer half of pasta in prepared pan. Top with meat sauce mixture,
    then top with remaining sauce.
    5. To make top- melt butter in medium saucepan, stir in flour. Cook
    while whisking for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in milk, slowly, stirring
    constantly. Cook at least 6 minutes while continueing to whisk. Place
    beaten egg in small bowl, stir in a ladlefull of creamy sauce into egg,
    whisk well, and then pour egg mixture into creamy sauce and whisk well.
    Cook while whisking 2 more minutes. Stir in half of parmesean cheese to
    melt. STir till melted.
    6. pour sauce over pasta and meat. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
    Bake 30-40 mins or until hot throut and golden on top. Serves 6.
    I confess. We like this more saucey, quite a bit more saucey. I double
    the meat sauce recipe, and hold maybe half of the sauce aside to top
    finished product with at table side. I use ground chuck. (I do not like
    lamb) I would think you could also use half lamb, half beef. I use extra
    tomato sauce, and extra cinnamin ( double at least) and I do not measure
    my onion or garlic, I use lots of both. I also on occasion double the
    creamy bechamel sauce - to have a nice very thick layer. I add some
    nutmeg to the bechemal cream sauce, too. It adds a little something
    nice, in my opinion. This reheats very nicely.
    I serve it with garlic bread, and a nice tossed salad or greek salad.
    Some fresh torn lettuce, some chopped red onion, chopped green pepper
    and red pepper, sliced cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese, tomatos,
    pepperocini, kalamata olives, and marinated artichoke hearts. with
    bottled greek dressing and fresh squeezed lemon.
  2. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Thank you totoro for passing on Dreamers recipe. Sounds good and hope she gets her web issues resolved soon. Let her know we still think about her!
  3. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I hope Dreamer can get her web issues settled soon. Sure do miss her around here. Tell her we're thinking about her.

    And sending ((Hugs)) :flower:
  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    TELL HER I MISS HER ....and I'm actually going to try the pastatita..whatever.
  5. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    She said that she can read posts and can't wait to get online again full time!!!