Great time of day ya'll! We spent the day yesterday, going through this HUGE array of Christmas decorations we have collected over the years, and brought boxes down from the attic. We found both old and new holiday items and decided that less is more. It certainly takes so much energy preparing for Christmas Day doesn't it?
We decided to take a break and watch the Alabama vs. Georgia football game.....HUGELY exciting....congratulations to Bama' for winning the SEC. Poor Georgia Bulldogs..such a close game it was! I then began to prepare Saturday night dinner with two new recipes from Miss Paula Deen. I always like to "taste test" before I prepare for company or a big family gathering. Now these two recipes are from Ms. Dora Charles, who works at The Lady and Sons in Georgia. They are absolutely D-I-V-I-N-E! Be sure to try these and when you are expecting company for dinner or just want to treat your family to a delicious dinner, these will make you the hostest with the mostest...I just had to share these with you..it's THAT good. Thank you Miss Dora!!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a stockpot, combine the tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, onions, peppers, garlic, parsley, seasoning mixtures, sugar, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour.
Crumble the ground meats in a saucepan. Cook until no pink remains, and then drain off the fat. Add the ground meats to the stockpot. Simmer for another 20 minutes. While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta according to the package directions.
Cover the bottom of a 13" x 9" x 2" pan with about one-third of the sauce. Add a layer of half the pasta, and then half the cheeses. Repeat the layer, ending with sauce. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Top with the remaining cheese. Return to the oven and cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into squares before serving
The Lady and Sons Cheese Biscuits
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. To a large bowl, add the cheese. Add the biscuit mix and gradually add the milk. Stir together until desired consistency is reached. Drop by tablespoons in round mounds and brush with melted garlic butter. Bake for 12-15 minutes. When browned, remove from oven. If you choose, you can brush with additional garlic butter before serving and while still hot.