It's been a fun week.
Hope has been hosting local Kids Clubs in neighborhood parks.
I love these sweet little clubs.
Grass roots. Old school. Meeting people where they're at.
Ashlyn was not interested in hearing about the wages of her sin.
So she grabbed the Nikon and went for it.
My big, fat thumb.
It's a genetic trait. Some have only one fat thumb.
I was blessed with two.
I loathed them as a child.
But I've come to embrace them as an adult.
Some people call them toe thumbs.
I've also heard them attributed to the Hapsburg clan of German royalty.
But I just Googled it and nothing comes up.
Maybe the Hapsburg's are denying their toe thumbs?
Megan Fox has them, too.
Of course, out of all the physical characteristics we could possibly share.
It's ugly thumbs.
That's about right.
I'm making a meal for a family today.
So I'm sharing the recipe.
Because I have nothing else to share.
Except fat thumbs.
It's my "go-to" bring-a-meal.
My mom's recipe.
Cheaty Cheaty Baked Ziti.
Tucker's, you're getting it next week. So buckle up.
Bring a large pot of water to boil.
Brown about 1.5 lbs ground beef in large skillet.
Season ground beef with garlic salt and pepper.
When meat is fully cooked, DRAIN it.
Then add large (4 lb jar) Prego Traditional Spaghetti Sauce.
Friends don't let friends cook fake Italian food with anything else.
As sauce is simmering add:
one packet Lawry's spaghetti sauce seasoning mix
and garlic salt and pepper to taste.
After water has come to a boil, add 2 boxes of Barilla rigatoni noodles.
Yes, we are making Cheaty Cheaty Baked Ziti with rigatoni.
Just go with it.
Box says to boil for 10 minutes.
Only boil for 8 minutes.
Noodles will cook more when you bake it later.
Drain noodles and return both noodles and sauce to large pot.
Layer pasta mixture with mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 45 minutes at 400 degrees.
This makes enough for 2 families.
So you can enjoy your Cheaty Cheaty Baked Ziti/Rigatoni.
And they will, too.
And this recipe gets two fat, German-royal, toe thumbs up.