Also, please remember to attend our Take Back the Kitchen outing this Friday, August 14th. We are starting at Egan’s on Walnut Street at 7:30 and heading over to the Bellevue and Valley Cinema for a 9:45 showing of Julie and Julia. There will be a free French inspired workshop for all those who RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org, scheduled for the Fall. Join us!
So….my weekend in a a nutshell:
Cook for and visit adorable new niece in Brooklyn on Friday (see video below)
Take Back the Kitchen demo at Farmer’s market on Saturday morning-hi all you new blog subscribers and thanks for signing up 🙂
15 nine year old girls for a sleepover for daughter’s birthday on Saturday night
5 hour ER visit to rule out a concussion on Sunday (it was for me and I am fine)
Before I go to bed, however, I will suggest that you please watch my video below to see how I was still able to make a quick, healthy and helpful meal for my brother and his wife who just had a new baby-she is soooooooo cute! Enjoy her and a baked ziti….:P.S. The marinated chicken dish in the video is the Indonesian Chicken dish found on this blog.
New Baby Baked Ziti:
1 13.5 oz box Barilla multigrain ziti noodles
2 cups Ricotta cheese (full or part skim
1 ib grated mozzarella cheese full or part skim
2-3 cups preferred prepared pasta sauce (I used Trader Joe’s brand -Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce)
Cook noodles until tender. Put in an 8″ square baking dish. Add dollops of the ricotta, sprinkle most of the cheese but not all, and the pasta sauce and stir until all of pasta is coated. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
Bake at 350 degrees until bubbling on top, about 1/2 hour, or cover in wax paper and then foil and give to recipient unbaked. They can then bake it when they are ready to eat it. It freezes well and is a great gift for hungry, new parents….