Monday, June 1, 2009

my "favorite" dinner: by Victory

I decided today, to share my go-to meal. My 5-yr old made an “about my mom” book for me in kindergarten for mother’s day. It said my favorite food was “luznyo” (lasagna)– not because it is, but because I make it SO often. It is the one meal that I make that EVERYONE in my family eats. Even the baby now. Yippee!! Isn’t that a great feeling – to only make one meal that feeds 5 hungry people (3 of them under 6-yrs old!) with minimal complaining!

This is also a great one to make in a foil tin, and bring to the newest mommies and daddies you know. I throw in a Caesar salad (with roasted corn for an extra yummy addition), some Italian soda. Mmm-mmm good.

Baked Rigatoni:

1 lb box rigatoni (or penne or farfale)

1 lb ground turkey (also fine with beef)

italian seasoning**

garlic salt**

1 26-oz jar spaghetti sauce

1 15-oz ricotta

1 cup mozzarella

1 egg

preheat 350 degrees

boil the pasta as directed. rinse.

brown the meat. add the sauce. simmer 5 minutes. (**I add some garlic salt and italian seasoning)

in large bowl, stir together the ricotta and egg. add the cooked noodles.

in 13x9, layer 1/2 of the meat mixture.

cover with all of the noodle mixture.

top with remaining 1/2 of meat.

sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top.

bake 25-30 minutes.


The Leaning Tower: by Robyn Rudell

Elliot (Dad), Liberty, and I (Mom) went to Pisa. We got such a kick out of everyone doing the obligatory photos of holding up the tower. It looked so funny that Elliot ran around taking pictures of people taking pictures. In my scrapbook memorializing this trip I have a 2 page spread of this. Liberty and I were sitting on the steps laughing so hard we literally had to hold our stomachs.
Then we took a picture of Elliot and Lib pointing at the wrong building.

Tuscany: by Robyn Rudell

Tuscany is my favorite place in the world to vacation. Liberty took us by train to Sienna for the day during our time with her. The fields were filled with Sunflowers. This was taken from our train window.

The other is a picture of Liberty and me up in a tower in Sienna. Great view.



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