Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pizza Pepperoni Pasta

Last night, I took a cue from Healthy Cooking magazine and decided to make their "pizza pepperoni pasta,"  with my own twist, of course.  I browned ground beef with onion, then mixed in one jar (24 oz) pre-made pasta sauce, 1/2 tsp. worcestershire, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/2 tsp. basil, 1 tsp. red pepper, and 1/2 tsp. garlic powder.  I poured the mixture over 3 cups of whole wheat rotini (sprinkled with parmesan) in a 9x13 pan, then popped it in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes.

That, peeps, is a gratuitous oven shot.  Pasta on the right with a little store-bought garlic texas toast on the left.  Oh!  I forgot to mention that the pasta is topped with turkey pepperoni and mozzarella.  Hence the pizza pepperoni pasta name, I suppose!

If I make this again, I'll definitely mix some spinach into the dish to get my vegetables for the evening.  But overall, very tasty and definitely a keeper!

And now, the moment we've ALL been waiting for:

TA DA!  Aren't they GORGEOUS?!  Charles David makes a hot shoe, does he not?  I just got these on Tuesday and I can't get enough.  They're super comfortable because of all of the straps, and the color is perfection.  *sigh* 

I have some tasty treats in store for the weekend, so make like Arnie:

Snuggle in and get ready!


  1. Oh my gosh...your dog is a "ham"!! And do you really stand and cook in those shoes???

  2. OH how I love those shoes! Can you imagine me walking into playgroup in those babies...think I'd get a look or to? Haha, guess I'll stick with my flip flops : ( That dish looks yummy and easy!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous shoes! And the idea to sneak a little spinach in the pasta would be perfect for the picky eaters in my household. Great idea!