*contains no illegal substances
Hi my name is Holly, you can call me Prairie Princess. I’m a wannabe farm girl who lives in the boondocks with my backwoods, military husband, GI Joe and 3 hillbilly kids. I love to pet my assortment of farm animals, shop, read, blog, and cook. Which brings me to why I’m here, I’m sure you were wondering.
As a fellow blogger, we thought it would be fun if I did a guest post. And by we, I mean I begged and pleaded with Jessie to let me guest post as it would be such an honor. But I’m not an artist like sister Emily of Styled post fame or a music connoisseur like The Tyler Forret of The Tyler Forret Speaks fame, but I can cook. Not one to brag but I have won an award or two or actually just one, for my culinary abilities, so it just made sense that my post feature a recipe. Be thankful as I’m sure you didn’t want to hear about my gay llamas or the chickens that refuse to lay eggs, or my love of New Kids on the Block, or my unfortunate incident at the aquatic center.
As a good (I use the term good loosely) Baptist, it’s second nature that when someone dies, is ill, or has a baby they must be fed. Well, not the dead but those left to grieve, obviously. Even though Jace is now nearly 6 months old, give or take a few months, I thought it was time I took Jessie and family a home cooked meal. I am happy to report that the Zeiglers did not starve during the time of my neglect, as apparently it’s not just Baptists who do such things. Who knew?!? My pink, feathered hat goes off to the wonderful ladies of their non-Baptist church for beating me to the punch. You should also beg Jessie to write a guest post for the blog so you can share your recipes. Without further ado here’s the recipe for the post partum meal I took to the Zeiglers. I was going for easy, quick, yummy, and kid friendly. I hope it hit the spot, it does for us.
Post Partum Pot Pizza
12 oz. Kluski noodles (don’t let this scare you, they are real and can be found in the pasta section right next to the egg noodles, they are a dry noodle made by the Amish…really!), cook and drain
1 lb. ground beef or Italian sausage
Other pizza toppings as desired. Ex: pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms)
1 26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce, any flavor
1 14 oz jar of pizza sauce
½ t. Italian seasoning
1 t. garlic salt
Pinch of sugar
6 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
¼ c. Parmesan cheese, grated (the canned stuff works too, I won’t judge)
Spray crockpot with PAM and pour a tiny bit of spaghetti sauce in the bottom to prevent sticking.
Brown beef, season with Italian seasoning and garlic. Drain. Add pizza and spaghetti sauces and spices to meat.
Layer in the crockpot: noodles, sauce with beef and other pizza toppings, and cheese. Sprinkle top with Parmesan cheese.
Cook on low 2-3 hours (or if you’re in a hurry 1 hour on high), until cheese is melted and dish is completely heated.
Serve with garlic bread.
Because Jessie is such a rock star for delivering a 10 pound baby au naturel I made her Pioneer Woman’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie for dessert. Whether or not you’ve given birth recently, you should make this pie immediately, you’ve earned it.