Friday, October 19, 2012


                Those of you that read my profile, or know me, know that I have seven children.

         In the middle 80s', I made a number of casseroles, soups, stews, any dish that was

        going to feed a family of nine [or more when we had guests]. I made the recipe that

        follows many times, and I still get request to make it. It is satisfying, and easy

        to assemble,

                                                              JOE MAZETTI
                      Brown; 1+1/2 lb. hamburg , scramble in a 3 qt. saucepan.
                      Add;  2 chopped onions
                                5 stalks of celery
                                1 green pepper ,chopped
                      Season with 1 tsp minced garlic, 1/4 salt and 1/4 pepper
                      Add to this; 2 small jars mushroom pieces and liquid
                                         1 small jar of olives, cut in half, including liquid
                                         2  15 ounce cans or jars pizza sauce
                                         1 can tomato soup
                                         1 soup can water
                   Simmer all together, uncovered.

                   While this is simmering cook 1 box - 16 oz.- of wide noodles [such as no-yolks]
                   When noodles are cooked, drain, .then add to sauce.
                   Pour into a 9 x 13 pan. or [ 5qt. casserole dish ] or 2  8x 9pans
                   Stir  well to coat noodles. Cover with shredded sharp cheese.
                   Bake in preheated oven 350* for 50 minutes.

                   I hope you will give this a try and let me know your results.

                   That is all for today friend,  till next time, Jenny



  1. I thought you didn't like mushrooms! I hadn't noticed before that this had celery in it. I'd want to put black olives in it, but Joe wouldn't want that!

    1. I don't. When they are broken pieces.....I fish them out.

  2. Seven children! WOW. No wonder you're such an inventive cook. It would take great skill to please that many people.

  3. Hi there! I'm visiting ... I see you are newbie blogger, looks like you are a foodie too.

    Hope to you around the blog hops (I jump on to at least two a week).

  4. ah now this is hearty....i like...and seven children...oh my...two keep me busy enough..smiles.

  5. Wow I have ben looking for this Recipe for ages and thought I was lost. I used to have it but our family lost everything in a house fire a year ago. My mother and grandmother used to make this whin I was a kid back in the 60's and 70's. I come from a family of 6 children as well where we almost always had company at the table. thanks so much I can't wait to make it.
    Mary Fisher