Sorry. I have always been a little mystified by that prefix and I just found myself using it. Anyway, this meal is uber-easy :) to make and my kids actually ate it with no complaints which makes for an easier night for everyone. Am I right, or what?
1 lb. ground beef
8 oz. sour cream
12 oz. pasta sauce (Ever tried Newman' Own? It's good for jar sauce.)
1 lb. rigatoni
salt and pepper
shredded mmozzarella cheese..however much you like
Cook pasta until al dente. Meanwhile, brown your ground beef along with a little minced garlic, plenty of salt and pepper, and a little Italian seasoning. Now, I don't really like the taste of Italian seasoning, and you might, but just remember that a little goes a long way.
Once you brown the meat, drain it and dump it into a bowl along with the sour cream, pasta sauce, and some mozzarella cheese. Mix well and dump the drained pasta into the bowl. Toss/stir until pasta is covered with sauce mixture and everything is all snug mixed in together.
Pour this mixture into a 9 x 13 glass baking dish and cover the top with more cheese. I sprinkle just a little parsley over the top for color, plus it makes me look just a tad gourmet, you know? Pop in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is golden and bubbly on top.
Okay. Anytime I leave a little butter laying out on the counter, I find that someone tried to eat it. In the case above, they just grazed their teeth along the edge. But sometimes, I will see softened butter all over a certain 2-year-old's mouth and hands and rubbed in his hair. I am going to assume this is normal. But, it's normal, right?