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Homemade Sauce In A Hurry (Pasta)
Miracle Lasagna (Pasta)
Shrimp Fry


Use canned tomatoes (whole or crushed) to make a fast, tasty pasta topper. Saute 1 t chopped garlic in 2 T olive oil; add 1 can tomatoes (if whole, break up with side of spoon), and simmer 20 minutes. While sauce cooks, boil 1 pound penne or corkscrew pasta. Serve with a dusting of freshly grated Parmesan cheese.


1 jar (28 oz) Spaghetti Sauce (divided)
6 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese

In 2-qt baking dish (11" x 7") spread 1 cup sauce. Top with 3 uncooked noodles, ricotta cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and 1 cup sauce. Top with remaining uncooked noodles and sauce. Cover. Bake at 375F 1 hour. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Let stand 5 min. YIELD: 6 servings

SHRIMP "FRY" (Seafood)

1/2 C mayonnaise
1 T prepared mustard
1 T cider vinegar
1 t chili powder
1/8 t salt
1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
3 T dried bread crumbs

In a small bowl, cimbine mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, chili powder, and salt. Spoon 3 Tablespoons mayonnaise mixture onto sheet of waxed paper. Set aside mayonnaise mixture remaining in bowl.

Dip one side only of each shrimp into mayonnaise mixture on waxed paper, then into bread crumbs. In 10-inch round baking dish, arrange shrimp, crumb-side up, with tails toward center. Cook, covered with waxed paper, on High 3 to 4-1/2 minutes until shrimp turn pink and are firm to the touch; rotate dish once during cooking. Let stand 1 minute. Serve with the remaining mayonnaise mixture.

YIELD: 4 servings