Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rosie Makes Spaghetti Pie.

Youngest Hawthorne occasionally cooks for himself,
which can be good or bad, depending.
Because of this, I ended up with over a pound of cooked spaghetti.

Now the question is:
How does one make Spaghetti Moreovers?*

And the answer is:
One makes a Spaghetti Pie.

I added a big plop of butter to the noodles
and nuked until until the butter melted.
Toss spaghetti to coat in butter.

I grated Parmesan cheese.

Add as much as you like.
I'm of "The More Cheese The Merrier" camp.

This was 3/4 cup - 1 cup grated Parm.

I added in 2 beaten eggs.
Toss to coat.

Next, I coated the pie with cottage cheese and ricotta cheese,
ridding my refrigerator of 2 cartons and ...

...  poured my tomato sauce over top.
Third container gone.
Those two lumps in the pie are my last two meatballs.
I guess Youngest Hawthorne knew his limit.

Top with grated cheese.

I used Mozzarella.

 Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes,
or until pie is heated through and cheese is a nice golden in places.

Nothing goes to waste in the Hawthorne Household.
And I don't refer to the remnants as leftovers.
Immediately after writing the word "leftovers,"
I knew I needed another word
that was more real, more definitive, and positive.
First I thought of the word re-do's.
But that implies it wasn't done right
the first time around
when it certainly was.
Then I considered do-overs.
But, of course,
that, too, has a negative connotation.
I've put a lot of thought into this
trying to come up with just the right word which describes
the process of what I do
in the life chain of the produce and viande
I prepare and serve and consume.

And my word is moreovers.

Think about it:
You've already produced and served
a wonderful, satisfying, convivial repast.
So, what's next?
MORE is next.
When you say, "Moreover,"
you're likely going to top what you previously said,
put an exclamation point there,
and/or put it in bold or italics.
So, I have no leftovers.


Lea said...

Oh, I wanted to see the inside!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

The inside isn't as pretty as the outside!

Lea said...

I'm sure, but I was curious!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Imagine messy spaghetti.

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Real messy spaghetti.