Welcome on this first day of March. It’s been a crazy crazy week so I’m in need of some thirsty. The ‘nice’ me is doing a Facebook hop – here is the link if you want to participate (over 49 authors doing give aways and sharing their amazing books) –
Enough of the commercial 😉 let’s get to the important stuff….For today’s thirsty, I’m going to share my Between The Seasons. And some serious comfort food – Over the top Ziti bake.
Between The Seasons
This is the only layered drink I make. This one came out prefect…that’s not always the case. I call this Between the Seasons because March is winter nor is it spring here in Michigan.
The ‘spring’ layer is strawberry – the hint of what is to come.
The ‘winter’ layer (that sort of looks yellow in the picture) is the reminder of winter – which isn’t totally gone.
Winter layer –
1 part whip cream vodka
1 part coconut rum
1 part citrus vodka
Mix and pour into the glass.
1 part strawberry simple sugar
2 parts strawberry vodka ( I like homemade infused strawberry vodka …. not crazy about the pre flavored one)
Pour spring layer gently over a spoon. Add ice and enjoy remembering winter and thinking ahead.
March is a giant hiccup of warm and cold. Sometimes, I get dizzy from the bouncing temperature. So on a day of lumpy rain, I love to make Over the Top Ziti Bake.
1 box of ziti noodle
.5 lb of sweet Italian sausage
1 lb of chicken mozzarella basil sausage
1 package of pepperoni
24 Italian meatballs
1 large jar of favorite spaghetti sauce
1 cup Italian dressing
1 small onion diced
1 small green pepper diced
1 16 oz ricotta cheese
1 16 oz Italian cheese blend
1 12 oz package of mozzarella basil and garlic cheese
Garlic, rosemary, thyme to taste
1. In crockpot place all the meat and spaghetti sauce. Cook on low for 6 hours
One hour before eating…
2. Place the box of ziti noodles in a large pot of boiling water cook for 15 minutes. Drain
Preheat oven to 350
3. Pour dressing over the warm noodles and stir.
4. Add noodles to meat mixture and pour into an oven proof pan.
5. Mix in onion, pepper, and cheeses.
Bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cook for an additional 10 minutes.