I totally missed last week’s Meal Plan Monday but I’m back. I had a good excuse for missing it though. My mother passed away last Sunday (the 16th) after being in the hospital for 3 days, before that the nursing home for 10 days and before that the hospital for 2 1/2 weeks. So it’s been kind of a rough month. And now I get the fun job of closing out her estate which believe me, is way more complicated than it needs to be.
I also have been starting the long task of going through the house she lived in for 50 years and sorting through all the belongings and deciding what to do with them. The temptation to hold on to things for sentimental reasons alone is strong. But I’m really trying to only bring home things I really love or need. I have been giving a lot away to her friends, her grandchildren and to charities. My sister will be coming down on weekends to help me.
Okay, well now on to this week’s menu:
Chicken Broccoli Casserole
3 Cheese Ziti
Fast Food Friday
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
This week’s recipe is 3 cheese ziti. I try to have a meatless meal once a week but there are only a few meatless meals that my family likes. This is one of them and it’s super easy to make.
3 Cheese Baked Ziti
1 15 ounce package of part skim Ricotta Cheese
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon Garlic Salt
1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
1 16 ounce package Ziti Pasta, cooked and drained
1 28 ounce can of Pasta Sauce
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine ricotta, eggs, parmesan, garlic salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
- In another bowl, mix pasta and pasta sauce.
- In a 13″x 9″ baking pan, pour half of the pasta in the pan.
- Top with the cheese mixture.
- Pour the remaining pasta over that.
- Sprinkle the mozzarella on top.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
Have a great week y’all! And if you still have your mom around, give her a hug or a call and tell her you love her.