Well, I don’t have a video for you today. You won’t believe what I did!! (Actually, you probably will find it quite easy to believe.)
I usually do my cooking videos on Wednesdays. But this last week, I decided to get ahead of the game and do it on Tuesday evening. I got everything prepared, got the video camera set up, turned it on, got started cooking, and made the entire recipe. As I put the casserole in the oven and headed over to the video camera to turn it off while the casserole was cooking, I had this feeling that I had forgotten something quite important.
Sure enough…I forgot to turn my microphone on!!! The entire video was completely SILENT!!
I thought I had a brilliant and hilarious idea: I wanted to get my Mexican neighbor to do a voice-over of the whole video in Spanish, and then have English subtitles. Even just thinking about that, it cracks me up…like a really low-budget soap opera or something. But Matt said it would be too much trouble. Bummer.
So I thought I’d get up early this morning and redo the video, but frankly, I just don’t have the energy for it. I’m sure y’all will understand.
But even thought I don’t have a video, I still wanted to share what I made this week. It was another cooking success (Matt said this was his favorite so far), and another successfull week of eating at home!! It’s been almost three weeks since we’ve eaten fast food. Hooray!!!! That’s a major victory for us!! So here’s what I made this week…
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2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup sliced pepperoni sausage
16 ounces pizza sauce
4 tablespoons milk
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Cook noodles according to package directions.
- In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef with the onion, garlic and green bell pepper. Drain excess fat. Stir in the noodles, pepperoni, pizza sauce and milk, and mix well. Pour this mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, top with the cheese, then bake for 5 to 10 more minutes.
Matt and I both really liked this casserole, but we both agree that if I make it again, we’d prefer a different type of noodles. I was looking at all of the photos submitted of this recipe, and some of them used penne or rotini, both of which look really good. I think I’m just not a huge fan of egg noodles.
I also noticed in the photos that people added all types of things in their casserole that you would find on pizza (e.g., olives), so basically whatever you like on your pizza, throw it into the casserole!
Hopefully I’ll be back with another video next week…barring any unforseen technical difficulties. 🙂 Don’t forget…if you have any easy recipes you think I might enjoy, please send them to me!!
Have a great weekend,