Spaghetti Casserole

My kids love this recipe. Bill and I think it is a tad bland, but we haven’t figured out what needs to be added to give it a little more kick.

Spaghetti Casserole
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes w/ garlic, basil, and oregano
  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare the spaghetti noodles as it says on the box.
  3. Brown the ground beef with the minced garlic, and drain.
  4. Place the beef in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with tomatoes, tomato soup and tomato juice. Layer spaghetti over tomatoes and top with shredded cheddar.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, until cheese is golden and bubbly.

TaterTot Casserole


TaterTot Casserole
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 pkg dry onion soup mix
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded Cheese
  • ½ package frozen potato nuggets (I like to call them Tater Tots)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Stir soup mix and flour into the beef in the skillet. Add water and continue cooking until the mixture thickens. Spoon the beef mixture into a 9x9 baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the beef mixture. Arrange the tater tots over the cheese. Bake until the tater tots are golden and the mixture is bubbly (about 30 - 40 minutes).

Ritz Crackerfuls

We’ve all been there. Your hungry and you are looking for something good to eat in your house that’s healthy.  I’ll be honest — I’ve munch on chips and chocolate.  Granted, I know that’s not the best thing to be eating, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!  That is why I am so happy to learn about Ritz Crackerfuls!

Ritz Crackerfuls are crackers with some very yummy fillings between them.  They currently have four varieties — garlic herb, four cheese, classic cheddar, and cheddar cheese & bacon.  My family and I got to try the Classic Cheddar and Cheddar Cheese & Bacon.  One word for you:  YUM!  These snacks are sooooo good.  Each crackerful is made with 6 grams of whole grains and real cheese.  My favorite part has to be the packaging though.  They are individually wrapped in their own sleeve.  You don’t have to worry about smashing it in your purse or diaper bag.  Best of all, they are really filling.  The kids and I have been snacking on these, and I’m not sure if we can go back to plain crackers!

Now, that I have made you all hungry, I’ve got some great news.  Check out the Ritz Crackers Facebook page where you can get a $1 Off Cheddar Cheese & Bacon Crackerfuls! This is good through August 31, 2010 or up to just over 33k coupon prints.  Happy snacking!

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