Friday, April 26, 2013

St. Zita Ziti

Tomorrow is the feast of St. Zita! St. Zita was a housekeeper who believed that doing her work the best that she could honored God and was a path to holiness. A great saint to think of when we feel frustrated and overwhelmed with chores and housework! Learn more about St. Zita here.

Because of St. Zita's fun Zz name I thought the perfect thing to help celebrate her feast day would be some St. Zita baked ziti! I made mine very basic because of my picky eaters (I did try to stealthily throw in some grated zucchini, another Zz word!), but this recipe would be great with sausage or other meats and vegetables thrown in. Its really fast and easy, and pasta is usually a pretty good crowd pleaser. If  your young one is going through the alphabet at school, St. Zita Zucchini Ziti would be a great recipe to celebrate Zz week too!

St. Zita Ziti

1 box ziti (or other tube shaped pasta)
1 jar pasta sauce
1 bag shredded mozzarella plus some for topping
grated parmesan cheese
any meat or veggie additions you may like!

1. Cook and drain your pasta

2. Mix cooked pasta with sauce, mozzarella, meat, and veggies. Transfer to a greased baking dish.

3. Top with more mozzarella and grated parmesan.

4.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

And since we're talking about the letter Zz, here is a video from one of our family favorites, the StoryBots! You can find a link to the StoryBots website on the right side of my blog. It has a lot of fun educational resources for families!

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