Monday, November 26, 2007

Friendship Casserole ***

2 lbs ground beef
1 (48 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
2 T sugar
1 (16 oz) pkg medium egg noodles
½ cup margarine or butter
¾ tsp onion powder
¾ tsp garlic powder
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
12 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350º 
Brown meat, drain fat. Add spaghetti sauce and sugar to meat; simmer 20 minutes. 
Cook noodles as directed (al dente); drain and toss with margarine, salts and Parmesan cheese. 
Spray two 9x13 pans with non-stick spray. In both pans layer half the sauce, all the noodles, and the rest of the sauce; top with mozzarella cheese.
Cover with foil; bake 45 minutes. Serves 16. 
Note: Since this recipe makes enough for two casseroles, plan one for your family and one for a friend. Think of someone who might need a reminder that they have friends who care about them - a new mom in your neighborhood, a family who’s moving, someone with an illness. OR, be selfish and freeze one for another day. Wrap well with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Note the name of the recipe, the date and cooking instructions on the foil. Thaw completely before baking - make sure to remove the plastic wrap!

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