Thursday, May 2, 2013

Taco Spaghetti

Posting and running today! Got a lot to do! The Annapolis FRG is hosting a Bake Sale on base, so I've got to drop off my donation (I made individual Strawberry Shortcake Cups, it was so hard not to eat one...or three), then the gym, then the F*@%ING DMV in Willimantic. Need at CT license and I've got to register my car and Heath's

Did I ever tell you what happened last week when I tried to go to the DMV? I thought I'd go to the Old Saybrook office, just to get a license. It's a much smaller office and usually quicker to go there. It was a Monday. Well, RIGHT before I get off the exit, I get pulled over by a Statey...87 in a 65. Awesome.

The cop was super nice though and instead of giving me the required $300 ticket, he gave me a $92 ticket. I think he was just so impressed by all the information I had handy about my car...license, registration, VIN Verification sheet, Emissions sheet, Odometer Reading...I think I overwhelmed him a bit. I WAS on my way to the DMV though!

Anyway, the trip was for naught, for two reasons. First, I pulled up and it's closed. Apparently CT DMV's are closed on Mondays. Second, I can't get a new CT license at that office anyway, gotta go to a hub. Lovely.

SO...I think I've got all my little ducks in a row today and plan to knock this out. If I can't, then screw 'em. I'm driving around with expired SC tags until we move. Or I end up in jail...whichever comes first.

Quick note about this's supposed to be made with spaghetti, but I had three half-empty boxes of random pastas in my cabinet, so I used them all. Sure, it's sloppy looking, but pasta is pasta, it tasted just fine. You go ahead and use whatever you prefer, doesn't really matter.

Ok guys, have a great day! I'm gonna try, though I'm not holding out much hope ;)


'Taco Spaghetti'
Source: Adapted from So How's It Taste


1/2 package spaghetti (or any pasta you may have)
1 lb. ground beef (or turkey)
1 large onion, chopped
3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 can whole kernel corn with peppers, drained (11 oz)
1 cup sliced pitted black olives
1 cup colby jack or cheddar, shredded
1/2 cup salsa
1 can diced green chili peppers (4 oz)


shredded lettuce
tortilla chips
sour cream


1. Heat oven to 350 and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet, cook beef (or turkey) and chopped onion until meat is brown. Drain.

3. Stir in water and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked pasta, corn, olives, half of the cheese, salsa, and green chili peppers.

4. Transfer mixture to lightly greased 2-quart round casserole. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake until melted.

5. If desired, serve with shredded lettuce, tortilla chips, tomatoes, and sour cream.


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