Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Real Cooking Take 2

It's no secret that I am not the typical domestic housewife. My definition of cooking is throwing something frozen in the oven or making spaghetti, burritos, or fettucini alfredo (yes the jarred sauce). No seriously, that's our food rotation if I cook.

Well, Friday night I decided to get a little adventurous in the kitchen. I have done this once before and it was a success, but it wasn't exactly real cooking. So anyway, Friday night I tackled a homemade baked ziti.  Hubs loves baked ziti so I was pretty excited to see how it would turn out. I was tweeting throughout this process so some of you may remember my issues with this. Let's just say I do NOT like working with tomatoes. So, so gross. I mean just ew. BUT the sauce turned out pretty darn tasty. Anyway, I had a few hiccups (didn't have garlic, got the wrong sausage, noodles were done way too soon, my olive oil expired a year ago,  etc.) but here's the finished product:



SUCCESS!! Hubs absolutely loved it! I mean look at his plate...I think that was his second helping too! I didn't love it, but I know it's because of the sausage I used. Next time I make it I will use the right kind of turkey sausage. 

Now, there was one fail...


The recipe called for "crusty bread" and well, I took that way too far. I kept the bread in the oven to keep it hot and it just made it hard as a rock instead. Whoops. So that's it all bagged up to take to the ducks at the pond. Oh well. It wouldn't be me if I didn't mess up at least one thing in the kitchen!!

You can find the recipe here. I totally recommend it and I'm sure it will be so much easier for you than it was for me! This is the girl who tweeted Kit and asked what kind of grocery store I needed to go to buy the ingredients. No, seriously.

I had a blast making it though and am proud to now have two recipes under my belt!

10 comments:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith said...

It looks delicious! In my book, if the hubby likes it, it's a success! :)

Michelle said...

I agree with Lindsey! It looks absolutely delicious and if the hunny likes it, it's definitely a success! :)

Christina said...

aww you are too cute. and he loved it! look at that plate!

Neely said...

Looks delish!

Suze said...

girl it looks so yummy , and always a plus when the hubby approves and LOVES it too! :) congrats on the success!

Amber said...

Looks yum! And hubs looks like he's enjoying it too :)

Chicago Cuisine Critique said...

Well done. It looks tasty! :)

Ashley said...

Ooh! Your dinner looks awesome!

Sam said...

that ziti looks awesome! anything with baked cheese, and I'm there. Hehe =]

Ruth said...

It looks wonderful. Now I am craving some baked ziti

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