White Trash Wonderland

Thursday, October 2, 2008

For the most part, I like to cook things that are good, healthy food, and also interesting to cook. But sometimes, ya just need to get dinner on the table.
Today, I was feeling uninspired. So I texted my family to see what they were in the mood to eat for dinner. The responses I got:

Mr. Indecisive: "I don't know. What sounds good to you?"
Brat #1: "Something with gravy."
Brat #2: "Pizza."
They are so helpful. So I decided to try a Pizza Casserole. Never having made one before, I decided to wing it, and stopped by the store for a few ingredients. I bought more than I bargained for though. In addition to the cheese, sauce and pepperoni I needed for the casserole, I got:

$0.99 garlic bread. Yes, I was too lazy to even make my own garlic bread!

Jello Instant Cheesecake. Yes, it's trashy. But it's still my favorite!
Here are the ingredients for the casserole:


1 pound Pasta (I used egg noodles)
2 jars Pizza sauce (I used half pizza sauce and half spaghetti sauce)
2 poundsMozzarella cheese, shredded
4 ounces Pepperoni
1 pound Ground Italian pork sausage

Boil the pasta.

Brown the ground pork.

Cover the bottom of a 9"x13" casserole dish with pizza sauce.

Layer half of the pasta. Then half the sausage.
A little more pizza sauce.

Half the Mozzarella.

Then the rest of the pasta, sausage and pizza sauce.

The rest of the cheese,
And top with the pepperoni.

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes, until the casserole is bubbly and the cheese is melted.

Tastes just like pizza!

Serve up with some white trash garlic bread, and you have instant dinner!

As for dessert...

Bet you didn't know Jello instant cheesecake was so labor intensive!

Gotta get the sugar just right in the graham cracker crumbs...
And make sure you pool the melted butter just right!
Make sure the graham cracker crust is even all the way around.
It's gotta be just perfect...
So we can dig in a hour later when it sets up. That is the longest hour of the day!

Hope you've enjoyed our Total White Trash Meal. There are plenty of leftovers (except for the cheesecake) if you want to stop by with some Old Milwaulkee Beer.



Bonnie said...

White trash sounds pretty darn good. Why not go outside the box now and then.. Summer looks great! Bonnie

mom said...

Good to se your blog today. Summer is always there with you. Thats excellent!

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