Happy Mother's Day wishes to all the mothers out there, especially those in my family! Love you!
I chose something I could prepare ahead of time for the Mother's Day extravaganza at my house this year so I can enjoy the quality time with my favorite mothers. :) Here's what we'll be eating tonight!
Baked Ziti from the Food Network Kitchens
A couple of tips/changes made...
I used 28 oz. cans of diced tomatoes in tomato juice (instead of having to chop whole tomatoes in puree) and added a 6 oz. can of tomato paste to help thicken the sauce up. I also made two trays of the ziti (one with regular pasta and one with whole wheat pasta) which meant I doubled the sauce recipe. Let me tell you...3 1/2 cups of sauce would not have been enough. I used the full 5 cups that the recipe makes in each tray of ziti and after looking at it, I probably could have made some more. I'll have to remember that next time.
I cannot wait to eat this...my house smelled like it all day yesterday and I'm gearing up for smelling it again in a few hours when I pop them in the oven. Can't wait!