Yesterday, I was all set up to start making my baked ziti. I grabbed the last box of whole wheat ziti in my cabinet and discovered there was only about a cup of pasta left! I had a good chuckle and decided I couldn't look back, so I grabbed the brand new box of ring macaroni and hoped it would work. Well, it did. I just made sure not to cook the ring macaroni all the way through before popping it in the oven. It turned out well, though it could have used more moz. cheese. Yum! I used my homemade sauce, ground beef from my neighbor's cows, and homemade riccota-like cheese. The recipe is for homemade cottage cheese, but it actually turns out more like a riccota. I also put in locally grown broccoli and shredded carrots and plenty of parmesan cheese!
Yesterday, after a rather disappointing grocery shopping trip (it seems I buy so little and pay so much lately), I went to Goodwill to drop off some donations. While there, I found some good finds. Maternity clothing was 50% off! I got a pair of khaki slacks, a pretty pink long-sleeved dress and a pink sateen long-sleeved blouse. I also found a beautiful silk peignoir set for only $1.99, a gorgeous evergreen garland with a bow and pine cones for $4.99, a pretty basket to use for a Christmas gift for 99 cents, and a toy bucket truck for Bubby for $2.99. Oh, and a big bow with long streamers for Christmas decorating for $1.99. So, now I'm pretty much set for Christmas, and for maternity clothing.