Apr 10, 2020

I Made Casseroles

Easy Baked Ziti CasseroleIt may sound crazy but I love grocery shopping. I like to take my time, meander down the aisles, see what’s new, what’s on sale, what the produce guy just rolled out, and I miss that. I miss my favorite checker who always says, “Hi, Jenny.” She’s from Russia and says she learned how to speak English by watching my talk show. I miss her too. And I worry about her because she is an essential worker, close to my age, and is still working now.

It’s not easy getting groceries so I’ve been cooking and freezing as much as I can. Last night I made my two favorite casseroles to freeze in portions. Left is my baked ziti and right is my angel hair casserole. The ziti is made with a meat sauce and three Italian cheeses and the angel hair casserole uses beef, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese. They are both family favorites and luckily they freeze well. I cut them into serving portions today and froze them so we can still have our favorite meals as getting groceries continues to be a challenge.

If you can get the ingredients, I recommend both of these casseroles for freezing. For the Baked Ziti recipe click here and the Angel Hair click here.

Stay well, everyone. ❤️

9 Comments on "I Made Casseroles"

  1. Renee

    For crying out loud, that’s why you looked familiar to me. I didn’t really watch your talk show (sorry about that–I was young and quite busy then and never really watched talk shows), but I do remember it! You are very entertaining and it explains why we are drawn to your cooking videos!

  2. Susan

    Keep up the great work!

  3. Louise

    I absolutely love your YouTube cooking tutorials. I just discovered them recently. I find myself smiling and joyful as I watch you show us different recipes. You are so clever and down to earth. Your personality if brilliant. Thank you🙏🤗

  4. Dalila G.

    You are so spot on with freezer meals.
    I also make trays and portion them for meals for other days.
    It’s super easy for me because it’s only hubby and myself.
    Dividing up trays for two is really nice.
    On days that we run around doing yard work or errands, these freezer meals sure are handy. But, for right now we’re strictly house-bound, no outings.
    Thank you Jenny for your wonderful recipes, I think you’re a genius!!
    Best to you and your hubby!

  5. Ann Payne

    Jenny, I am happy to find your channel and website. Right now it’s truly a relief to find recipes I can make to share with my family. The kitchen and its familiar aromas emanating from therein make a house a home. I grew up in northeast Ohio loving Polish and Eastern European foods. So I want to know how many people are sticking to Keto right now. LOL

  6. Mari

    I know exactly what you mean!
    I work from home, so pre-coronavirus I really didn’t get out much, but every week we’d do our grocery shopping and it was always such a pleasurable enjoyment. I really do miss “browsing” in the grocery store, seeing what’s new, and trying out new foods.

    I’ve known about your cooking channel on YouTube for only a couple years (oh how I miss you there!!), but I hadn’t actually tried any of your recipes. I merely bookmarked them. tsk tsk on me!!

    There was ONE in particular that I saved though and wished to try: Faster No Knead Bread.
    However, we didn’t have a dutch oven, or yeast, and I had the video saved on the backburner for awhile. I never cooked with yeast. Until recently!
    I showed my boyfriend your How To Video and he bought us a lodge dutch oven, we bartered for some yeast (as it’s a rare commodity these days) and we made our first loaf of bread on 4/4/20!!

    Now, I don’t know if I should thank you, or be upset with you…because we have made far too many loaves over the past week than I care to admit. HaHa!! They are just so perfect! So Tasty…and I’m assuming they hold out well, but we’ve eaten them so fast I don’t know!
    We plan to give them as gifts to family and friends. We already made a loaf as a thank you for the yeast we received. 🙂

    I started cooking from scratch, more seriously, over the past year and plan to take try out of a lot of your recipes. They’re so simple and look amazing! I don’t know why I waited so long, but I’ve got no excuses!

    I enjoy your upbeat, silly/humorous, and simple videos and recipes. You’re an inspiration as well. I hope some day to start a YouTube channel and honestly…write my own cookbook in the next 2 years.
    Whether I publish it, or it’s just for our own home collection, I’ll be cooking a WHOLE LOT, and learning, including learning many pro tips from you!
    I’m enjoying your blog and can’t wait to see what more you’ve got. =)

    Thank you so very much Jenny!

    I hope you and yours are staying healthy and being well. ❤

  7. Barbara

    Your upbeat joy when you cook is an inspiration. This cooking is definitely your passion and a real talent. You seem very at peace with this part of your career. Stay well and stay safe.

    Keep it up!

  8. Cindy

    Much love and blessings to you and yours Jenny, I can’t wait to get back to regular grocery shopping too, I miss it! Happy Easter.

  9. Ashley Kenobbie

    Hi Jenny! I found your YouTube channel recently and was wondering if you would ever be uploading anymore? I am a young newly wed and watching your videos makes learning to cook easy and fun! (I also love your color coordinated outfits❤️)

    Hope you and your family are safe and healthy in these crazy times!

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