Aug 21, 2019

Johnny Marzetti

Hi folks.  No stitching to show.  My eyes have been really bad lately and the drops only last for about 10 minutes before more are needed. 

I am viewing Instagram more and more, and enjoy seeing the photos of those participating in #commonthreadedstitcher.  When I saw the ones for chart, thread, and fabric stash, I was floored!  I thought I had quite a few charts and linen yardage but I was WAY wrong.  Way way way.  I've been to stitching shops with less inventory than a few of the stitchers!  Holy cabolie.  Sampler Queen Carol had the most impressive stash, not only for organization but for quantity.  As with FB, I am naïve to the tips and tools, so the more people I choose to follow the more confused I get.  But one day, when the fog lifts and the eyes are clear, when jowls recede and hormones return, when summer is six months and winter is a week, I'll have an epiphany about such sites and may even purchase a phone to participate. 

I wanted to share my sister's most requested meal from the kids and friends.  Many versions of Johnny Marzetti out there, this is hers.

I large onion, chopped fine
2# lean ground  beef
12 oz package of very wide noodles, cooked
3 tsp salt (less if watching)
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 28 oz. can tomato puree
1 can tomato soup (like Campbell's)
1 16 oz. can tomato sauce
3 Tbs sugar
1/2 cup (more) shredded sharp cheddar

Saute onions, add meat and brown.  Drain if needed.  Add sauce, puree, soup, and seasonings.  Bring to a boil, add cooked noodles, pour into greased casserole dish.  Sprinkle top with the cheese and bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350.  Can be made a day ahead, just bake a little longer if cold.

Many versions but with some not liking green peppers, or mushrooms, or sausage, or anything else you could add, she keeps it simple and everyone can partake.

A few days of nice weather, still not the heat that some are having, and my crabass claws are starting to emerge.  In a few months, I will be snow crabass.
Hope the week is going well!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe! I wonder if the ladies with the cross stitch stash actually finish half of their intended projects...there are so many wonderful patterns it`s hard to resist buying just one more!

Truus said...

Watching on you tube stitching ladies but I wonder if they can stitch all the charts they are showing. Most of them are big charts or they are very quick stitchers!
Hope your eyes will be better very soon!
Greetings Truus from Holland

Robin in Virginia said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe, Marly! I may give it a try down the road. I don't watch very many floss tube videos, but have recently got drawn into Instagram. There is a work around for people with phones/devices because I only have a desktop computer.

Vickie said...

Hi Marly. I thought I would let you know that I have been doing Instagram for a year now and I do not own a cell phone. I do it on my lap top. It is possible! I need the help of my daughter a lot, but it is possible!

Carol said...

I just may make this one, Marly, as my husband grew up eating lots of Johnny Marzetti in Ohio! I wonder if his mom's recipe was similar?

Would love to see you showing your work (both past and present) on Instagram... it is a great quick way to view what we've created and to gain inspiration from others :) And yes, my stash seems quite meager compared to many that were shown!

Anonymous said...

Recipe sounds delicious. Thanks Marly, I'm making a copy of your recipe to make. Take care. SAH

Ms Peppercorn said...

My mother didn’t make it, our grade school lunch ladies did and we loved Johnny Marietta!

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