Skip to main content

Recipe FAIL!

This doesn't happen to me much, but it does happen from time to time and I am woman enough to admit when things just don't go right. I am a lover of almost all things pasta. But this right here...it just wasn't right. I'm actually upset that I wasted a really good jar of Bertolli sauce. Not to mention the other ingredients.

As it stands, I love Pinterest. I think it is one of the greatest sites ever invented and falls somewhere under Google. If I have just an itch of a thought about a recipe, 9 times out of 10 I can find it on Pinterest. So, I wanted a baked spaghetti, but not the traditional kind...something...different. I came across this recipe and was so excited because it was so simple and I seriously had all of the ingredients on hand. Double plus, right? Wrong.

Along with being simple, it didn't take much time. Which is always good for me, as long as it tastes good. I found this recipe for Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti Casserole. Doesn't that title just make it sound yummy?

I gathered my ingredients and set to work. I substituted the ground beef for ground turkey (as I usually do). And I used whole grain noodles.
And followed the instructions TO THE T!






I really did do what it said. When it was done, it smelled and looked pretty tasty. I couldn't just eat it right then because I had to leave for work. So lunch it became. Maybe it's one of those dishes that you just have to eat as soon as it's cooked? Nah I don't think that was it. It wasn't enough sauce permeating the noodles for me. The cream cheese and spices gave it good flavor, but once you ate through the layer of sauce, who just wants to eat noodles? Not me.

But I'm going to give you this recipe anyway, because you might like it. If you make it and don't like it, don't blame me because I told you! It looked nothing like the picture that was on the recipe! I think she did something different and didn't tell us! LOL Now I have to figure out what to do with the rest of the pan...maybe I'll make some more sauce and mix it all up. I am not about that wasting food life!


12 oz spaghetti
1 (28 ounce) jars prepared spaghetti sauce
1 lb lean ground beef
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 clove garlic, minced
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

In a skillet, brown the ground beef until cooked through; drain fat and stir in spaghetti sauce.  Set aside.

Cook spaghetti according to directions on packet.  Drain and place cooked spaghetti in bowl.  Add cream cheese, Italian Seasoning and minced garlic.  Stir until cream cheese is melted and the spaghetti is thoroughly coated.

Lightly grease a 9x13" pan.  Spread a small amount of meat sauce in the bottom of the dish.  Put spaghetti on top of sauce and top with remaining meat sauce.  Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

Bake for 30 minutes, until bubbly.

XOXO
RoJo


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Holiday Party Etiquette

With the holidays coming up on us so fast, it’s only right that we talk party etiquette. I can only speak about Black party etiquette, so that’s what I will discuss here. I'm sure some of these rule can be applied across different cultures/ethnicities.




If you are invited to a party, gathering, dinner, or the like, there are some things that you just don’t do. If we invited you, we must like you at least a little bit. That can end quickly. Here are some general rules of Black house gatherings that expand beyond the holidays. You’re welcome.

Don’t assume all Black events start late. Yes…a lot of them do, but you don’t want to be the late one. If I tell you it starts at 3, I’ve most likely accounted for the lateness of my family members. We move on without them. Don’t be tardy for the party. Don’t show up empty handed. Even if you are told not to worry about bringing anything, bring something. Even if it’s a bottle of sparkling cider. There will be massive side eye if you show up empty…

Dial Vitamin Boost Giveaway

Howdy folks!

Dial sent me a bottle of their new Vitamin Boost Body Wash to test out. They even sent me a few coupons to give away to you guys! Don't they ROCK?! Yeah they do, and so does this new body wash!

I got the product a few weeks ago, but as is with most things that come to my house, it just sat in the living room unopened. Not because I didn't want to open it...but I've been a little short on time. Even with several snow days it seems like I just don't have enough hours in a day. Does that mean I don't wash? NOOOO. It means that this body wash just made it upstairs with me this morning! LOL

I'm always skeptical about "moisturizing" body washes. I have extremely sensitive, eczema prone skin. So I really have to be careful. Even some washes that claim to be triple moisturizing dry me out and leave me wishing I had one of those cat towers to rub up against. So I finally got to test the waters with this one.



Here are what this product claims to be…

Dial Baby & Kids (Giveaway)

Let me start by saying that the toddler years are fun...and a true test of faith and patience LOL! I love my little tot with everything I have in me. But every day she tests my limits in way I didn't even know were possible. I mostly laugh.

She is a very spirited little girl who LOVES to be outside. I mean she will cry to go outside and sometimes all she wants to do is climb in a chair and sit on the porch and watch the cars go by. On this particular day though...(Jesus be a fence) she wanted to chase lizards, pop bubbles, shred leaves, kick her ball in the sticker bushes and throw a flower pot off the deck to see how far she could get it to go. Maybe softball is in her future, who knows LOL. That said ball ended up bursting from being repeatedly kicked in the sticker bushes...



After our world wind backyard excursion, we go inside to have a snack and settle down a bit. Luckily she likes to wash her hands. I mean, she almost had that lizard!



She really enjoys Dial Watery Melon scen…