PEPPY PIZZA PASTA
This is a real family favorite at our house!
- 1 lb. Turkey Italian Sausage or equivalent (turkey sausage lowers the fat grams significantly)
- 1 Cup onion, chopped
- 2-3 Cup elbow macaroni (whole grain is best)
- 3 oz. turkey pepperoni, diced or sliced or equivalent
- 28 oz. pasta sauce
- 4 oz. can sliced mushrooms, opt
- 2 oz. can ripe olives, sliced, opt.
- 8 oz. double pizza cheese or mozzarella
Bring a stock pot of water to boil to cook the elbow macaroni. When firm to the bite, drain and rinse with cold water. Meanwhile, brown sausage and onions, drain. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except cheese. Pour into 13 x 9″ baking dish. Sprinkle cheese on top. Cover with foil and bake at 350°F for 45 minutes. Uncover, bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese melts. Double or triple and freeze extra batches for future meals.
Supper is in the oven so I thought I would blog a bit to avoid doing the laundry! I have started a deal with Tommy and Erik about watching one movie a night, if earned. I talked to Erik about it when he got home from school. He didn’t earn the movie last night due to behaviors (lying and hiding homework) and again tonight he already lost the movie. He came home from school with a pop, which meant he took money from someone. He said it was money from when he took it from our room a week ago, but either way he didn’t return all the money he took then. Though we got a bag of it from his mother. So he lost his movie priveldge again tonight and the pop went down the drain. I sure hope he stops these behaviors. Tomorrow is a new day, hopefully he can earn the movie tomorrow night. Sometimes I am so deseparate to reward the kid. I sure would like to be able to include him in activities with Tommy and I, but I have to stand by my hubby’s rules. He is missing out on alot of fun in his childhood. It really is sad.
Josh and Amy are going to a concert tonight. Tommy is having a problem with keeping his clothes on lately. He is running around naked (underwear only) saying he is Sponge Bob Square Pants. I sure hope this is a short lived thing!
I did get a couple hours of nap today and that seemed to help a bit. I am off to swtich laundry around again and read until supper is done.