Chopped: Mystery Dinner

So today was a very busy day.  One of the tradiations in my family for Christmas is to spend a day together baking cookies, so first thing this morning my sweet Alice and I were picked up by my dad (Andrew had to work, so he came over later to pick us up).  We spent all day at my parents house baking and decorating cookies (I will do another post on that later!)  Silly me basically forgot to plan dinner for tonight.  We got home it was late and I had to throw something together, and this is what came of it.


1lb ground beef-we had some left over from a 3lb package we used part of to make meatloaf

one onion-diced

garlic diced

broccili-I used a frozen bag we had

italian seasoning-I used dressing mix, but any seasoning will work

1 lb pasta-I used whole grain this time bc that was the box I found first!

white wine

mozz cheese

bread crumb


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Melt the margerine, add enough bread crumbs to make a crumbly mixture

Cook the broccoli in the microwave

Cook the pasta to not quite al dente

In a satuee pan, satuee the onion, garlic, ground beef and broccoli, add in the seasoning and then deglaze the pan with a splash of white wine

mix ground beef mixture with pasta, add in a few handfuls of mozz cheese, then dump into a 9×13 baking dish sprayed with Pam.

Top with your bread crumb mixture and bake for 20 or so min

And that is it..dinner from thin air!…now who wants to help me name the recipe!!!!


Back Log

So, things have been crazy busy in my house.  My daughters 1st birthday was at the end of October, then Thanksgiving crept up very very fast! And now we find ourselves at Christmas! I have a backlog of recipes and recent projects I need to get posted!.  I am hoping that with my boyfriend being on his winter break for the next month or so, I will be able to wrangle some free time for myself for blogging, and working on my most recent project (more about that later!)  Stick around over the next few weeks and I will be sharing some of my favorite holiday and winter recipes!