Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow, Sales and Spaghetti Pie

Northern Indiana is expecting a blizzard over the course of this evening and tomorrow!  Yikes!  It was expected to start at 3pm and at precisely 3pm I noticed the first snow flakes.  Now an hour and a half later, lots of snow and wind out there!  I'm glad I'm not on the road and we are in our nice warm house.  But we are waiting for daddy to come home, so prayers that he arrives safely.  But on the positive side, Dan's boss closed the office tomorrow so snow day at our house!  This weather is so beautiful to me.  I just wish it wasn't also dangerous for lots of people.  I have to remember how blessed I am to not have anywhere to go tonight or tomorrow and that I am safe and warm at home watching the snow come down out the window.  What a crazy month of snow we have had.

Switching gears, I have been in purge mode and have a dining room full of stuff collected from all over the house to get rid of.  So Dan is trying to sell some of it on CraigsList.  If you are in need of any of these things or someone you know might be, please contact me and feel free to offer me less.  The main goal is to get rid of it!  Click the links below:


Lastly, I wanted to share a favorite recipe of ours.  I got this from a dear friend, Jennifer.  It's what we are having for dinner tonight too!

Spaghetti Pie

  • 6 oz. spaghetti, cooked and drained
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4-1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 pound ground beef or Italian sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • optional: 1/2 pound asparagus, 1 cup fresh spinach
While spaghetti is hot, add eggs and Parmesan cheese and mix well.  Pat noodle mixture into bottom of casserole dish.  Saute onion in butter.  Mix onion with sour cream and spread over noodle mixture.  Mix meat and spaghetti sauce and layer on top of sour cream and onions.  Bake at 350 fro 20-30 minutes covered.  Remove from oven, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella.  Return to oven uncovered and bake until cheese melts.
I try and add some green whenever I can to casseroles.  I cut up some cooked asparagus into bite sized chunks and mixed it into the spaghetti sauce/meat mixture.  I also added some fresh spinach to the middle layer along withe the onions and sour cream.


  1. i am pumped about this snow too! but like you i stopped to thank the Lord how lucky i am to have a house, furnace, food, safety. we are so blessed. enjoy the day w your beautiful family!

  2. That Looks delicious! I am going to make it. I love the snow also, and it is so pretty looking out at it:) You all stay safe and warm.

  3. Hey Jenica. Did you sell your dark seven's (jeans) yet? I might want them. I'd need to try, Im in a 29 but they are getting a bit loose so...?! let me know. thanks.