Let’s jump right in.
Sometimes I get really excited because I want to share a recipe with you all. But then I get bored typing it all out. And I imagine your eyes glazing over as you read through it. Because I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to read 100 steps unless I’m actually in my kitchen making it. And you’re probably not. You’re probably at work, looking for something to distract you from your spreadsheet.
Good news, this recipe is only 3 steps. Which saves you reading time, me typing time, and us both cooking time.
I’m really trying not to go to the grocery store everytime I’m missing a few items, so I did some experimenting in order to use up what I had in my pantry. I actually had a lot of this left over from the first His and Hers recipe.
3-Step Pasta Bake
Serves 4 (as a main dish)
- 3 cups uncooked whole wheat penne pasta
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 3 cups pasta sauce (divided)
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp dried basil
- Dash of salt and pepper
- Sprinkle of roasted red pepper flakes, oregano
Step 1: Cook your pasta and drain it.
Step 2: Combine the ricotta and 2 cups of pasta sauce, then stir in your pasta until combined. Pour over the rest of the sauce and top with cheese and spices.
Step 3: Cover it with foil, sprayed with non-stick spray, and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes
Optional step: Eat.
First of all, if you haven’t checked Tessa’s blog, please do! She’s an amazing girl, and while I love a lot of blogs, hers is definitely one of my favorites!
Name your favorite color: Purple. Ask anyone. (Alexa won’t let me buy anymore purple clothes.)
Name your favorite song: Does anyone have a straight answer for this? A current favorite I’m loving is this passion pit/Jackson 5 mash-up. It’s freaking awesome.
Name your favorite dessert: I have to pick one? Honestly, anything chocolate. Especially if peanut butter is involved.
What wizzes you off: When people are rude. There is no excuse not to be polite.
When you’re upset you: make Pissed Off Oatmeal Cookies 😉
Black or white: Black!
Your biggest fear: Not being able to accomplish the goals I’ve set for myself, or realizing that the goals I set aren’t really what I want to accomplish with my life.
Best feature: My eyes! I have so many people ask me if I have colored contacts. (I also have a hilarious story about an ex-boyfriend painting me a picture of my eyes, after we’d broken up. It was creepy and my family will never let me live that one down.)
Everyday attitude: As my co-worked recently described me to a new hire: “Liz is like sunshine, rainbows and unicorns all wrapped into one. She’s always happy.” That’s pretty accurate actually.
What is perfection: Defining what you want, and achieving it.
Guilty pleasure: Jersey Shore and dipping peanut butter puffins into peanut butter, (you think I’m kidding?) preferably, both of those activities at the same time.