Isn't this sweet? I made it!Sam liked it too!
I know, gross. And yes I washed the plate immediately...after finishing what she left behind. ha
So, feeling a little under the weather + craving comfort food = made mom's spaghetti.
I added ground turkey meat to the beef, but the turkey turned white & had a strange consistency so I'm sticking to beef next time. (Normally add a dash of olive oil & minced garlic but forgot.)
I sauteed the mushrooms with pam to soften them before adding them to the cooked meat.
After combining the two, I added one chopped onion, several cans of tomato paste, diced tomatoes and water... oregano, basil, garlic powder (because I forgot the minced garlic), salt & pepper.
Let it simmer for an hour. The longer the better!
My kitties grew impatient & took my computer hostage so I made a healthy dessert to pass the time.
This ambrosia cake is not 100% homemade but it's easy. I watched Sandra Lee make it on the Food Network. Click here for the recipe.. I did not follow the complete instructions btw.
Take one angel food cake from the grocery store & slice it into three layers.
I opened the cool whip to let it soften a bit.
Grew impatient & tried to spread it on, which didn't go that well.Dollop crushed pineapple on top of the cool whip. I drained most of the water, but I would've used more water from the can to let it saturate the spongy cake next time.
Next layer, apricot preserves. Apply liberally!Then top with mandarin orange slices. Lots! I didn't add nearly enough.
I cut up strawberries & tossed them in stevia, which is natural & more healthy than sugar. It sweetens them and takes away the tartness.My cake isn't perfect but it's yummy!
I didn't cover the cake in cool whip because I like fruit & filling more than frosting. Sandra's recipe calls for mixing vanilla yogurt with the cool whip. Maybe I'll try that next time.
Hiding my face because
1. I didn't feel good and was wearing no makeup
2. look at my pretty kitty & cake!
Everyone was happy with the results!
Made my mom's spaghetti recipe from memory and she's mailing me the full & correct version! ;)