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Four Foods on Friday


Val at Fun, Crafts and Recipes hosts Four Foods on Friday every week.  Here are the questions she gave us this week:

#1. Name a food you like that uses a red sauce or anything red in it.
I love pizza- and since I guess pizza sauce is kind of red, I’ll go with pizza.

#2. Name a food you like with whipped cream in it or on it.
I love to have whipped cream on my hot chocolate.

#3. Name a food you like with blueberry in it.
My mom makes this amazing blueberry salad that I love.

#4. Share a recipe for pasta or dessert or a beverage.
I’m going to use this as a chance to post about my recipe that is a part of the Velveeta Casserole Challenge.  It’s called Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole (there are ziti noodles in it, so I think it qualifies as pasta, right?)

Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole

The ingredients

Cook about 10 oz of the Ziti noodles

Chop up 1 cup of green pepper

Chop up 1 small onion.

Cook 1/2 pound of ground beef, green pepper and onion until meat is no longer pink. Drain it and then set it aside in a medium bowl (which will be called the “meat bowl” for the rest of this post).

Brown 1/2 pound of sausage and add it to the “meat bowl.”

Cook 8oz of bacon, drain and add to the “meat bowl.”

Cut up 1 cup of fully cooked ham- and you guessed it- add it to the “meat bowl.” Stir everything in the “meat bowl” until it is well mixed.

Add 12 oz of Spaghetti sauce to the meat mixture and mix well.

By now your Ziti noodles should be done cooking so you will need to drain them.

Cut 4 oz of Velveeta Cheese into little cubes and mix it with the ziti noodles. Be sure to do this while the noodles are nice and warm and the cheese will melt very easily.

Now add the other 12 oz of Spaghetti sauce to the noodles and cheese. Spread that mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Then spread the meat mixture on top of that.

Then grate 8 oz of Velveeta cheese (I didn’t know you could grate Velveeta cheese, but I tried it and it actually grated pretty easily). Sprinkle that on top of your casserole.

Then add pepperoni to the top of your casserole. Add as much or as little as you like. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

Yummy Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole.

And again from a different angle.

And now in case you just want the recipe in regular format:

Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole

½ pound ground beef
½ pound sausage
8 oz bacon
1 cup fully cooked ham
Sliced pepperoni (use as much or as little as you prefer)
10 oz Ziti noodles, cooked and drained
1 (24 ounce) jar Spaghetti sauce, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup chopped green pepper
12 oz Velveeta Cheese, divided


In a skillet cook ground beef, onion and green pepper until meat is no longer pink, drain and set aside in a medium sized bowl.
In a skillet cook sausage until meat is no longer pink, drain and add to bowl with beef in it.
In a skillet cook bacon, drain and add to bowl with other meats.
Add 1 cup of fully cooked ham cut into bite size pieces to the other meats and stir everything until well mixed. Then add half of the jar of Spaghetti sauce to the meat mixture, mix well.
After you have cooked and drained your ziti noodles- add 4 oz of Velveeta cheese that has been cut into small cubes. Be sure to add the Velveeta cheese while the noodles are warm so that the cheese will melt. Then add the other half of the jar of Spaghetti sauce to the noodles and cheese. Spread the noodles into a greased 9×13 inch dish.
Add the meat mixture on top of the noodles. Cover with 8oz of grated Velveeta Cheese and top with pepperoni slices.
Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

If that looks yummy to you (and I PROMISE, it is YUMMY!) then please stop by and vote for me at the Velveeta Casserole Challenge.  I’m the one all the way on the right- Livin’ With Me and Meat Lovers Pizza Casserole.

You can also check out some fun giveaways I have going on at my Livin’ With Me blog- if you vote for me you can have a chance to win some great prizes.

Four Foods on Friday


Here are our four questions this week from Val.

#1. Melon. What’s your favorite kind?
The only kind of melon I like is watermelon- and I love watermelon.

#2. Orange citrus. What’s your favorite – oranges, nectarines, navel oranges, tangerines, etc.
I love all of those! I’d probably have to pick oranges as my favorite though.

#3. Oreos. What kind is your favorite? (Don’t eat Oreos? What about olives?)
I like the regular Oreos. I don’t like the ones with the extra filling- it’s too much for me.

#4. Pot pie. Share a recipe. (No pot pie recipe? What about a casserole or some other hot meal you bake?)
I don’t have a pot pie recipe so I’ll share a casserole. This is one of my favorite casseroles. Sometimes when we have overnight guests I’ll make it for breakfast, but I usually serve it for dinner.

Cheesy Ham and Hashbrown Casserole

1 (32 ounce) package frozen hash brown potatoes
8 ounces cooked, diced ham
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of potato soup
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
In a large bowl, mix hash browns, ham, cream of potato soup, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese. Spread evenly into prepared dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until bubbly and lightly brown. Serve immediately.

Stop by Fun, Crafts and Recipes if you’d like to play along.

Ham and Swiss Casserole


saturdaystirrings.jpgI am always looking for some new tasty recipes, so I have decided to join Saturday Stirrings hosted by Dee Dee at It Could’ Been Worse.  I can’t wait to see the deliciousness that everyone else is cooking up this week.  So, here is my recipe- it’s quick, easy and very yummy.

Ham and Swiss Casserole

Prep time  15 Min 
Cooking time  40 Min  
Servings 6-8

1 (8 ounce) package medium noodles, cooked and drained
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion

In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. 2-in. baking dish, layer half of the noodles, ham and cheese. In a small bowl, combine soup, sour cream, green pepper and onion; spread half over the top. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until heated through.

When I make it I usually use Cheddar cheese instead of Swiss cheese just because that’s what we like.  This also freezes well, so you can double the recipe to freeze for a future meal.

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