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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Use it up Thursday
College night for me, and DD's work schedule got switched so I scrambled to get coverage for DS #2, during my absence. DS#1 agreed to come over after work, GF in tow, and have supper with DS #2, making sure that he showers, and gets to bed by 9 p.m. while I am out. Tonight's supper fare for those here: Cacciatore pasta bake. I had a quart or so of chicken cacciatore sauce leftover, and 2 chicken thighs. I removed the meat from the skin/bones, chopping it before adding it back to the sauce, in a Pam sprayed casserole.
Meanwhile, I cooked the remaining 1/2 of an opened box of ziti.
I folded the pasta into the sauce, topping it with the rest of the sauce that I had from Sunday.
The rest of a block of NY sharp Cheddar was hand grated and I also grated about 2 Tbsp from a wedge of Parmesan.
The casserole is now covered in foil, refrigerated for when DS #1 gets here, to pop into the mini oven for 20-30 minutes. Sides will be l/o broccoli crowns for DS #2 (big broccoli fan) and French green beans for the couple.