Recipe For A Simple Life

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Seafood Pasta

I can’t find my picture of this pasta, but when I do I’ll upload it! 
7 oz pasta shells
1 1/2 c real mayo
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 small onion diced
diced celery
Mix and add pasta. Add 8 oz frozen peas (thaw first) and 8 oz crab or can substitute shrimp
If doubling recipe – only add 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cups sugar
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Crockpot Lasagna

This has to be one of the easiest lasagna recipes EVER.

Do everything you would normally do for your lasagna, except you don’t boil the noodles.

Spray or line your crockpot – just helps with cleanup.

Put a mixture of your spaghetti and browned ground beef/turkey in the crockpot.  Top with cheese of your choice – american makes it very creamy, but I do love mozzarella.

Place a layer of unboiled lasagna noodles on top of the mixture.

Put a layer of spaghetti/meat over the top of the noodles, top with your choice of cheese.

Repeat 3-5 times total, depending on how thick you like your lasagna, making sure your top layer is the spaghetti/meat mixture otherwise your noodles will brown and harden.  Cheese can again be sprinkled on the top.

I wouldn’t add too much cheese unless you like things really cheesy-  just put a little bit of cheese on each layer or put cheese on every other layer.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  I cooked it on high for about 2 hours, and 2 hours on low and it turned out fine 😀

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Spicy Macaroni and Cheese

I’m not a huge fan of macaroni and cheese, so I like to spice mine up a bit by drizzling buffalo wing sauce over it, then mixing it all together.  Sometimes I’ll add shredded chicken to it also.

What do you do to change up your macaroni and cheese?

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Hiding Veggies – Cauliflower

Anyone else have trouble getting their kids to eat their veggies?  I take cooked cauliflower and chop it up into tiny pieces and throw it in their pasta – especially mac and cheese.  I’m so sneaky.  What are some ways you hide healthy stuff into your kids’/hubby’s food? 😀


Pizza Pasta

This is a favorite at our house!  It’s super easy and so versatile, you can accommadate any taste and customize it to your family’s tastebuds!

16oz Cooked Pasta – we love to use Rotini pasta, but anything will work, but I’d skip the spaghetti noodles

1 jar spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce

Toppings – Whatever you’d put on your pizza, put on this pasta!  Pepperoni, browned ground beef or sausage, ham and pineapple, green peppers, black olives, onions, etc.

Sprinkle with cheese.  I didn’t have mozzarella, so I used colby jack.

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