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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mom's Spaghetti Casserole

This is a recipe that my Mom used to fix a lot. As I was growing up it was a tradition when we went camping that on Friday night we would have this. Of course my Mom & dads camping was in a very nice camper with all the luxuries of home. Mom would always have this prepared ahead of time. On Sat. night we always cooked out steaks. We had the best times as a family. Mom also had homemade yeast rolls with this. It was so good. Anyway, anyone that knows me has eaten this casserole. It is easy to make and great for a crowd.
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 Med. Onion, chopped
1 Cup Canned tomatoes
1 Cup Catsup
1/4 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Steak Sauce
1/4 Chopped Green Pepper
5 oz. Spaghetti Noodles
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 Cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
Salt & Pepper
Brown beef in skillet. Drain. Add onions, tomatoes, catsup, steak sauce, green pepper. Simmer 30 minutes. Add Mushroom soup. Cook spaghetti and drain and add to mixture. Pour into baking dish and sprinkle with Cheese. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wonderful Fudge

1 12oz pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 8oz pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 lb. box powdered sugar, sifted

1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup nuts if desired

Butter a 8x8 square pan. Set aside. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave until completely smooth. Place melted chocolate and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Butter hands. Mix with hands. This is a bit messy, but the most efficient. When completely mixed, add nuts. Spread in buttered pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Set out on counter about an hour before trying to cut the pieces.