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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Artichoke Pasta Bake ~ Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Peanut Butter Frosting

Good 35º wispy clouds morning.

Yesterday was National Pasta Day and several asked me about this recipe I posted a picture of.... so here it is.....
This artichoke pasta bake I got from Beth's website a long time ago and modified it to suite me....
1# pasta (rigatoni or penne)
4 cups pasta sauce (your fav or homemade)
1 (14oz) can quartered artichoke hearts
1 (6oz) can whole black olives
4 oz crumbled feta cheese
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 c. shredded mozzarella
1 or 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 bunch Italian parsley

Cook pasta in boiling salted water. Pre heat oven to 400º

Drain and roughly chop the artichoke hearts and olives (or leave olives whole) Rinse and chop the parsley.

Drain the cooked pasta and return to pot... add pasta sauce, artichokes, olives, and parsley. Stir together. Add Parmesan, feta, ricotta, and 1 c. of the mozzarella. Stir. (If you don't have ricotta cheese add in some room temp cream cheese) Transfer to 9x11 or 9x9 casserole dish, sprayed with cooking spray. Top with remaining mozzarella. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little more parsley.


Historically this date.....
1867United States takes possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million. Celebrated annually in the state as Alaska Day

1954Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.
... this was my Zenith transistor radio. I'd put it on the porch and listen to music while I mowed the lawn (no power mower...push!)

1968 – The U.S. Olympic Committee suspends Tommie Smith and John Carlos for giving a "black power" salute during a victory ceremony at the Mexico City games.

And births this date include....
1918 – Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (d. 1999)
...married to Julie London over 40 years. She died one year after Bobby.

1927George C. Scott, American actor (d. 1999)

1934 – Inger Stevens, Swedish actress (d. 1970)
....only 35 when she died.

1939 – Mike Ditka, American football player, coach, and commentator

1945Huell Howser, American television personality

1951 – Pam Dawber, American actress

1960Jean-Claude Van Damme, Belgian actor

1960 – Erin Moran, American actress

1990Bristol Palin, American daughter of Sarah Palin and Todd Palin

All I know. Didn't get the green tomatoes pickled yesterday, so they will get done today! Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 18th
National Chocolate Cupcake Day