Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Dinner Success!

I don't generally do this, but I figure I'll share with you all a great dinner success I had yesterday. It's not often that we have a dinner that

(a) everyone likes
(b) is reasonably healthy
(c) is not insanely expensive
(d) is not Wacky Mac (which btw folks, can be gotten for $.58 a box at Wal-Mart. It's $1.08/box regular price, and there are $1/2 coupons that you can buy on eBay. Click here to go there and buy some. Always looking out for my bloggy readers)

(a) would be pasta
(b) would not be pasta
(c) would be Ken's Diner
(d) would be pasta

So there you have it.

Tonight I made an oldy-but-goody that I have not made in like forever.

Meat Manicotti. (which does involve pasta but is not a bog ole pot of noodles with parmasean cheese which my children claim to be their favorite dinner in the entire universe. Stinkers)

Stop, stop, all ye of little faith. It's really, really yummy.

Here's what you need:

1 pound ground beef
1 egg
1 1/2 tb seasoned bread crumbs
1 1/2 tb onion soup mix
1 tb ketchup
1 box manicotti noodles
1 can cranberry sauce
1 bottle marinara sauce (or if you're like me and don't have any, maybe a can of diced tomatoes, a can or two of tomato sauce, and some italian seasoning)
1 tb water

Mix together ground beef, egg, bread crumbs, onion soup mix, and ketchup. Stuff raw noodles with ground beef mixture. Lay in sprayed 9 x13 pan. Mix marinara, water, and cranberry sauce. Pour over noodles. Cover and bake at 350 for about an hour or so.


Everyone ate it. Should I take a picture? Frankly, it's not so lovely. I think I'll ruin the yumminess of the recipe by including a kinda-ugly looking picture.

So trust me. It's yummers. Everyone loved it.

Make it.

Go forth and manicotti.

Bye for now!


agent99 said...

How about the EMPTY baking dish? That always makes me happy!!
Thans for the Super Scribbler Award. Hope I did it right -

Elisha said...

sounds delicious-i am at a point where i am sick of all my recipes so this came at just the right time!! said...

I have been lurking a little bit, but thought I would tell you that this looks great. I think I can make it with fake meat and maybe my picky kosher vegetarian will eat it. Thank you.

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

That sounds really yummy! I always feel like we are in a food rut so new recipes that everyone will actually eat are always welcome. I think we might skip the cranberry sauce though. I hope that won't ruin the whole dish.

Estie said...

Sounds yum-And was lol about the cans of tomato sauce-I've seen the basement-stocked for life!!!!!