If there’s one thing I always say to the hubs it’s this -
If we ever fall into a million dollars, on the agenda of things to do (after starting a ministry for NICU Mommies and buying a piano for my friend’s church plant) is get myself a personal chef.
Because I find myself
all the time occasionally saying to my children in exasperation,
“Really?! Didn’t I just feed you 5 minutes ago?”
Sometimes it’s nice to just not have to think. about. food.
So be a blessing to your friends.
Make this Friendship Casserole and have dinner for you and have dinner for her and have happiness for everyone.
**Recipe adapted from Mommy’s Kitchen**
2 lbs ground beef, browned and drained
48 oz jar of spaghetti
2 T sugar
1 (16 oz) package medium egg noodles
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp onion salt (or onion powder)
1/2 tsp garlic salt (or garlic powder)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 (12 oz) package shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup EACH – sautéed green pepper, onion and mushrooms (optional)
1. Add spaghetti sauce, sugar, and sautéed veggies (if using) to browned meat and simmer for 20 minutes.
2. Cook noodles as directed; drain and toss with butter, salts and Parmesan cheese.
3. Spray 2 9×13″ pans. In each pan layer half the sauce, all the noodles, rest of sauce, and then top with mozzarella cheese.
4. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
When I was making this recipe, I asked God to help me know which of my friends needed the second casserole.
He gently nudged me to deliver it to the Happy Buddy’s preschool teacher.
It was the last week of school and she was feeling super overwhelmed, so when I texted to let her know I would be dropping off her family’s dinner, she wrote back – I COULD KISS YOU!!