Friday, April 28, 2006

I love taking pictures and I'm learning to love to cook.

This is Katie Marie- sister to Jessica, daughter to Ruth. My story is that I hate to cook. In the past, I've wiggled my way out of cooking because my Mom, Dad and Jessica did most of it. Now with Jessica gone and married off, Mom informed me that I'm going to start cooking. I love taking pictures and I'm learning to love to cook. we go!

Tonight's Menu:
Cream Cheese Spaghetti (recipe courtesy of SpunkyJunior)
Cucumbers and Tomatos

Homemade "Squeaky" Cheese
French Bread
Ice Tea

The Cream Cheese Spaghetti is a new recipe from a friend I decided to try out. It basically is a layer of angel hair pasta, a layer of sauce, a layer of a cream cheese/sour cream mixture, and another layer of spaghetti sauce-- all baked for about 30 minutes in a 9x13 dish.
To start off, I made my home made spaghetti sauce this afternoon.

Making the sauce:
Chopped up onions:

Browning the ground beef:

Mixing it all together:

Italian we season our sauce:

I also made a vinegar mixture for some cucumbers and tomatoes. This included powdered mustard, garlic powder, vinegar, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. :-)


No, I didn't make the bread. I picked it up from the grocery store this morning.

French Bread, warmed and buttered in the oven:

Finally, the finished product:

All in all, it was a pretty good dinner. I didn't get pictures of the ice tea or the home made cheese, which my mother had made earlier this morning. I wasn't sure how much I actually like the cream cheese and sour cream mixture in the spaghetti, but most of my family seemed to like it. Yum yum!

Now, Clean up time!....


  1. Looks good to me! I'm sure you just forgot but I'd love to have the recipes, I like most anything that has cream cheese in it. :)
    I'd like to have my daughter try this one, she's had to do a lot of our cooking lately too. ~Karen

  2. That looks yummy Katie! You did a great job :) Glad I was able to share the recipe with you...

  3. I have to agree with you about the cream cheese and sour cream in spaghetti. The combination seems out of place, way too rich, and rather unauthentic. Other than the CC&SC, the mean looks superb and tasty. You are on you way to a cooking future.