I’m totally excited for this week. Granted, as I was waking up at 5:15 this morning, I cursed the day and told it I wouldn’t be attending any sort of productive event. However, as soon as I walked the dogs and drank my coffee, I’m definitely ready. I have a million things to do, and stuff is always getting in the way – but, bring it on, week!
This past weekend wasn’t that eventful. There were fantasy football drafts, but I didn’t really take any part in them. It was nice to see all my friends together though. We washed the dogs and did a lot of dog blanket laundry (which was awful because there was so much hair we had to vacuum out the washer!). All in all, it was a productive weekend where we kind of wrapped up all the little things we need to do so there is less to do next weekend.
I must apologize for the lack of Friday film reviews, and daily blogs in general. I’ve been so busy I haven’t watched anything. And I’m tired most nights that I want to be in bed by 9pm. I will get it done this week though, and add in a new weekly topic to make up for it!
But today I want to talk about hot dish.
I’ve never heard of this term before going to visit North Dakota. Apparently it’s just a casserole. However, if you are from the northern part of the midwest and disagree, please feel free to correct me. Needless to say, I can’t eat hot dish because of the copious amounts of gluten. There’s also the heartburn, indigestion, and insane amount of calories most of these dishes contain. BUT – I was kind of craving a comfort food of the pizza variety, but didn’t want to do more than just toss a bunch of ingredients together. So I found, basically, a gluten free, “healthier” version of a pizza casserole. It’s super easy to make (and make your own version) and it’s very tasty.
You can find the recipe HERE. The changes I made after making it a few times, were that I add a lot of spices to make it spicy, and I use a tomato and basil spaghetti sauce instead of pizza sauce to make it more moist and less heavy. And I’ll change up the cheeses for variety.
Zach and I always joke that the next time we visit his grandma in ND, we will bring her this “hot dish.” And, we actually probably will.
Until next time.