Thursday, July 15, 2004

Dinner Time!

Tonight's dinner is Seashell Casserole, Sonshine's all-time favorite. This recipe is a three-generation family tradition. My grandmother used to serve it on Saturdays because it can be made ahead and frozen. It is also great to have a few of these on hand for emergencies, like when the Relief Society president calls you up and asks you to bring dinner in to Sister So-And-So whose husband is in the hospital after a tragic lawnmower accident.

1 lb. ground beef
1 small package seashell pasta
1 large can/jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 lb. mozzarella cheese, grated

Brown ground beef. Cook pasta. Mix beef, pasta, sauce, and 1/2 of the cheese in an oven-safe bowl or casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese. (Freeze at this point if desired. Thaw before baking, or just bake longer if still frozen.) Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Serves 6 (4 if one of them is Sonshine).