Potlucks, church suppers, parties.....this Betty Crocker recipe is the way to go!

I've made this fast and easy dish for the last three family re-unions and they scraped the crock pot clean. The little ones loved it too! I don't know why they call it Crock Pot Ravioli when the recipe calls for bow ties, but I know you'll love it!



1½ lbs. lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 can stewed tomatoes

1 tsp. oregano

1 tsp. Italian seasoning


10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed (I used fresh spinach) 

16 oz. bow tie pasta, cooked

½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded

1½ cup mozzarella, shredded

Brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Put in the crock-pot and add sauce, tomatoes and seasonings.
Cook for 6-7 hours on low.

 Add the last 4 ingredients during the last 30 minutes of cooking and turn crock-pot setting to high.
Add the fresh spinach, pasta, Parmesan and 1 cup of the mozzarella and mix it really well. Then add the last 1/2 cup of mozzarella to melt on the top.

Cheap diy Artwork

If you're like me, you get bored with the same bathroom decor...just a change of shower curtain and towels can freshen everything up a bit. I decided to switch to blue before Christmas so that I could use some new snowman towels I had purchased. Once the holidays were over and the decorations were put away, I needed something blue for the wall.

I often pick up frames for a couple dollars at the thrift store:

 1 wood frame from the Salvation Army  - $1.00 (discard the glass)

 blue paint that I already had.

 1 sheet of  pattern scrapbook paper - $.50

I had a beige mat from another frame and I painted it white using water base craft paint. - $.50

3 die cut flowers using my bigshot for card making, but you could purchase flowers at your local craft store...

and  some easy - peasy assembling = cheap diy artwork!

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