Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude Giveaway!

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Is there any cat who enjoys comfort food more than Garfield? Creator Jim Davis has teamed up with homestyle cookbook experts, Gooseberry Patch to create the first Garfield cookbook in more than a decade! Filled with lasagna and hundreds more recipes that stick to your ribs, Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude! will be a treat for fans of both brands. They’ll love the lighthearted artwork, in Garfield’s signature style, and the simple recipes, inspired by all the foods Garfield would love.

As you all know, I am huge fan of Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. This one does not disappoint! The ingredients of these recipes will easily be found in your pantry. The instructions are easy to follow. There are also so many choices in here that there is something for everyone!

Here is one of the recipes:

Bachelor Style Skillet Lasagna
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 14-oz cans beef broth
  • 14-1/2 oz can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cup rotini pasta, uncooked
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • Garnish: Grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Brown meat in a skillet over medium heat; drain.
  2. Stir in broth, undrained tomatoes, and seasonings; bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in uncooked pasta. Cover and simmer for 12 - 14 minutes, until pasta is tender.
  4. Stir in mozzarella cheese.
  5. Top with parmesan cheese and serve.

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Since I am such a fan of Garfield…Recipes with Cattitude, I have arranged for one lucky reader to win their own! Here’s what you need to do:

Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

Veggie Spaghetti Sauce
 
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Ingredients
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • One cup frozen mixed peppers and onions
  • One spoonful minced garlic from a jar
  • One 14 ounce can petite diced tomatoes and onions
  • About a cup full of Hunt’s No Sugar Added Italian Sauce (you can find it next to the spaghetti sauce in the grocery store)
  • Dried Italian Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Warm the olive oil in a large skillet, carefully add the frozen peppers and onions and the minced garlic and saute until the peppers are thawed and soft.
  2. Drain some of the liquid from the can of tomatoes and add to the skillet, stirring until combined and heated through.
  3. Pour in the Italian Sauce and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, taste, and add a sprinkle of salt if needed. Stir it all together and let it gently simmer on the stove until the liquid is slightly reduced and thickened.
  4. Serve over hot cooked pasta with salad and green veggies on the side.

 

Jovial Foods Einkorn Pasta

As you all know, I am always looking for ways for my family and I eat healthier. However, we don’t want to give great tasting foods either. That is why I am super excited when I find products that are healthier for us like Jovial Foods Einkorn Pasta. Einkorn is nature’s original species of whole wheat, first cultivated nearly 12,000 years ago. Considered even healthier than modern whole wheat, ancient einkorn grains are inherently more nutritious. It has more naturally occurring high protein (9 grams per serving), nutrient, mineral, vitamin and antioxidant content (a 2-ounce serving of einkorn pasta outperforms “superfoods” including the raw blueberry, in its nutritional value). Einkorn also is a healthy source of dietary fiber, zinc, iron, and the antioxidant Lutein, making the pasta a nutritional powerhouse and ideal for both vegan and non-vegan diets alike.

That all said, I know you have to be asking “how does it taste”. I used my two pickiest taste testers in my house — Madison (7 years old) and Will (4 years old). After asking me why these noodles looked different, they went to town on these noodles (I served them with some spaghetti sauce). Both kids asked for more helpings twice! Now, in my house, the kids normally finish their plate and don’t ask for seconds. That just tells you how good their pasta is! I personally didn’t find a taste difference between this pasta and the pasta I normally make (which is no where near as healthy as this!). Here are few recipes if you want to be way more exciting than me.

Jovial Foods Einkorn Pasta is definitely something I would buy and continue serving to my family!