May 5, 2013: I first made Spaghetti Casserole for a celebratory dinner with Andy when I got a promotion at work.
|My new office!|
The kind, praising emails that followed from my co-workers were absolutely heartwarming. I've included a few of them below. Thank you all for your constant support and encouragement, and I can't wait to start my new position! I have so much to learn, and I am eager for the opportunity to grow as a clinician.
Here, here. I agree wholeheartedly. Kate is bright, industrious, and enthusiastic, and has a bright future ahead of her. Cook is a better organization for being a part of that future. I was proud to have her as a counseling intern. I’m prouder to have her as a colleague. -Phil
GREAT NEWS! Kate is a treasure and congrats to her. We will all benefit!!
I am so excited for you! You are a hard worker and a team player. You will do great things, I know it! Best Wishes with your new position.
We were so pleased when we learned you will be joining us!
Congratulations Kate!!! This is wonderful news! So excited for Kate! - Elizabeth
Congratulations, Kate! You give 110% in everything you do. I'm so happy for you and your new role. -Melody
Congratulations, Kate! -Carol
Congratulations Kate! I know you will continue to be a true asset -Helen Thomas
Congrats Kate…..very exciting and well deserved! -Mandy
Congratulations Kate!! That is amazing!! :) You will do great in your new role! -Holly
Servings: 8; Weight Watchers PointsPlus Value: 6
- 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
- 1 pound ground beef (I use Laura's Lean Beef, 96% fat free)
- 1 large can spaghetti sauce (26.5 ounces) (try a light marinara)
- 1 tablespoon butter (I use Smart Balance Light)
- ½ cup chopped green peppers
- ⅓ cup chopped onions
- 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese
- 2 tbsp skim milk
- 1/2 c grated part-skim or reduced fat Parmesan cheese
- Cook spaghetti according to directions on the package. Cook to al dente, drain and set aside.
- Brown ground beef. Drain excess grease.
- Add spaghetti sauce to skillet and heat.
- Combine onions, peppers and butter in small glass bowl.
- Cover and microwave 4 minutes on high until soft.
- Add cream cheese and milk to vegetables and stir well. (If cream cheese is not soft, nuke it for 20-30 seconds to make it easy to spread.)
- Using a 12 x 8-inch baking dish (or something close), assemble in the following order: thin layer of spaghetti sauce, cooked spaghetti, cream cheese/vegetable mixture, remaining spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese (amount subject to your own taste)
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Keep on cookin'!