Sunday Celebrations

Even though Frankenstorm is headed our way and people are in panic as they scramble around for last minute necessities, life goes on as usual here at our house.

The first celebration is that my daughter passed her driver’s test this morning!  I guess that is a celebration…for her. It leaves me with a ton of mixed feelings, but that’s just part of being a mom. As I sit here and type, she is headed out on her own for her first solo trip.  I really shouldn’t worry; she’s headed to Target, and we have driven there millions of times during the last six months.

Found on Pinterest, of course!
Thanks, Sondra 🙂

The second celebration is that we are celebrating my niece’s birthday this afternoon. She’s my youngest niece and she turned ten last Tuesday.  It’s hard to believe she’s ten already.  Before we know it, she will be driving too!

For the celebration my sister-in-law asked me to bring Mac & Cheese.  Since the only Mac & Cheese I make is Easy Mac, I suggested that I bring this baked ziti dish that:

  • I can actually successfully make on my own…AND
  • Tastes yummy!

If you remember back to my earlier post called Love It or Loathe It?, you will recall the battle that I had with the deviled eggs…and lost!

When I collect recipes I have two requirements. It has to be simple and the final product has to taste yummy!  As soon as I read the words chop, saute, or brown I’m finished.  That recipe will not be added to my collection!  My baked ziti recipe, however, makes the mark.  Here are six ingredients that you need:

Baked Ziti Ingredients

All you need to do is cook the pasta and mix the cheeses and sauce together.  Then place in a 13×9 baking dish.  Before it’s ready to go in the oven, this is how it will look:

Ready for the Oven

Then bake the ziti in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.  Your ziti is then ready for your enjoyment. Here is the link for the original recipe:  Creamy Italian-Style Ziti

Well, the oven timer is beeping and the garage door is opening.  That means the I didn’t burn the ziti and my daughter returned safely from her first driving adventure. Two more things to celebrate! Life is Good!

I Hope You Enjoy Your Sunday!

Thanks for Visiting My Blog!

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7 thoughts on “Sunday Celebrations

  1. Easy and good mac and cheese Cook 16 oz noodles Mix with 1 tablespoon oil in crock pot Add 2 pounds shredded cheddar cheese, soup can size evaporated milk, 1 1/2 cups milk, 1 stick butter Cook on low for 2 hours or warm for 8 hours

  2. Yum! Thanks for the baked ziti recipe. Also – I completely understand the new driver’s mom stress. My oldest has been solo driving for 6 weeks. I will join you in hoping for the best! 🙂

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