HOTLINE: Sunday Feb. 19

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by Nicole Moon

azfamily.com

Posted on February 19, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 18 at 1:15 PM

PetSmart Charities Walk
The PetSmart Charities Walk will be held on Sunday February 19th at 10am at Tempe Town Lake.  For more information go to www.mypetwalk.org

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom staring Peter Gros will be at Chandler Center for the Arts on February 19 at 3 PM.  The Chandler Center for the Arts is located at 250 N. Arizona Avenue in Chandler.  For more information call 480.782.2680 or go to www.chandlercenter.org

Dr. Art Mollen
For more information about the health topics Dr. Art Mollen spoke about, call (602)264-9806

Wally's Weekly Car Review
For more on Wally Cahill: www.azmotorsportsmania.tv

Saving Lives with AEDs
The Mesa Fire Department can be contacted through their website at http://www.mesaaz.gov/fire/  or on their facebook page www.facebook.com/mesafiredept

Community Tire & Auto
For more information on Community Tire and Auto go to www.communitytireaz.com

Sunday's Sweetheart
If you'd like to add Sunday's Sweetheart or any other pet to your family, contact The Arizona Humane Society at (602) 997-7585. For more information about AHS events and programs, visit www.azhumane.org.

Chef Dad
To email questions to Chef Dad, email questions@chefdad.com
For more of Chef Dad's recipes go to www.chefdad.com
For more information on Dad's Catering go to www.dadscatering.com

Chef Dad's Baked Spaghetti

INGREDIENTS;
1 Jar (24 oz. or larger) Marinara or Chef Dad's 10 Minute Marinara Sauce (separate recipe)
1 1/2 lbs. Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
12 oz. Cooked Spaghetti (about 3/4 of your 1 lb. box)
1 lb. Cheddar Jack or Colby Jack Cheese (shredded)
Salt & Pepper

COOKING;
1) Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.  Get a large pot of salted water over high heat, but don't cook pasta until your first 3 steps are done.
2) In a large pan over medium high heat, fry your ground beef or turkey with a few heavy pinches of salt & pepper until fully cooked.  Drain any excess grease away and combine with pasta sauce in a large bowl.  Mix together and set aside.
3) Boil pasta per package instructions, then drain.  Have all your ingredients ready when the pasta is done so your assembly can move quickly.  You don't want your pasta to sit around and become a big clump.
4) For assembly, first coat the bottom of a medium sized casserole dish with just ½ cup of the sauce & meat mix.  Now, evenly spread the remaining ingredients in this order using 1/2 of each; 1st the spaghetti, the meat sauce then the cheese and repeat again, spaghetti-meat-cheese.  
5)  Bake uncovered for 30-35 minutes until sides are bubbling.

This recipe makes at least 6 servings and up to 8.
Cooks Note: While pre-shredded cheese from the bag will work, buying brick cheese and shredding it yourself will give you a much better tasting result.
Crock Pot Cooking: Assemble the same way.  Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or HIGH for 2 hours.

Chef Dad's 10 Minute Marinara

INGREDIENTS:
15 oz. Can of Tomato Sauce*
15 oz. Can Chopped Tomatoes (preferably Italian)*
2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
4 Garlic Cloves (diced or chopped fine)
1 Tbsp. Basil Flakes
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
¼ tsp. Black Pepper

COOKING:
1) Warm up a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat.  When hot, add olive oil then garlic and sauté for only 30 seconds.  Add your tomato sauce and diced tomatoes then stir.  Now add the basil, onion powder, sugar, salt & pepper.  Stir well to combine.
2) Once the sauce starts simmering, cover pan then reduce heat to medium low then let simmer for about 7-8 minutes.  Taste for seasoning adjustment, if any.  Serve immediately or store for up to one week.

* Organic canned tomato products such as Muir Glen® are recommended.
 

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