Garden Veggies

Garden Veggies
Made into tile for my stove backsplash

Portland Rose Garden

Portland Rose Garden
Mike and my 2 youngest sons Ian and Leif

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons

Grandson Michael's Birthday 2014 throwing water balloons
With son Beau, Grandson Luke and his mom Jennifer


I cut this out of a wedding line. I must take more pictures of her.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

CHEESY PASTA - The best!

This is the best pasta dish ever.  It can be made with or without spinach. 

Cheesy  Pasta  With Spinach or Not

16 ounces Rigatoni 2 minutes undercooked

1 Clove of garlic grated and fried a little brown in 1 T. olive oil  Add:
3 Cups of milk, 6 T flour,  1 tsp. salt and some generous grates of pepper.  Bring to a boil and stir cooking for one minute. 

Add: 1 cup sour cream to the sauce and stir into the pasta.

Mix together 2 eggs, lightly beaten and
1 carton (15 ounces) ricotta cheese, add
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese,  1/4 C Romano (or more Parmesan) and ¼ C. fresh parsley (Not necessary if you are doing spinach)  and 1/2 tsp. salt and fresh pepper. Optional (1 bunch fresh spinach (8 oz. or 8 cups) steamed, chopped and drained.

Put half the pasta mixture in a Pam sprayed, 3 quart casserole, top with the ricotta mixture and the remaining pasta.  Sprinkle with 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (Any cheese works.)

Preheat oven to 350.
Cover and bake for 25 minutes  (45-50 min.  if cold). Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly.

 The spinach filling

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