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Spaghetti-Crust Pie


Equipment


Range Top
Oven
Measuring Cups
3-quart saucepan
Fork
Colander(Special bowl with hole in it)
Large Mixing Bowl
Rubber Scraper
Small bowl
9-inch pie plate
Paper Towel
Spoon
Cutting Board
Sharp Knife
Wooden Spoon
Long-handled Spoon
Can or container for grease
Can Opener
Hot Pads

Ingredients


6 cups Water
6 ounces spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter
2 eggs
1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Shortening
1/2 Pound beef
1 medium onion
1 8-ounce can pizza sauce
1 1 1/2 ounce slice mozarella or chedder cheese
1 Measure water. Put water into a 3 quart saucepan. Put pan onto burner.
Turn burner to high heat. When water starts to boil, add spaghetti
a little at a time. After you've added all the spaghetti,
cook for 10 to 12 minutes or till just tender. To see if done, use
a fork to remove a piece of spaghetti from pan. Rinse under cold
water, then taste to see if it's tender. If it's still chewy, cook
for 2 to 3 minutes more and test again. Turn off burner.

2 To drain the spaghetti, put a colander into the sink. Carefully
pour spaghetti out of the saucepan into colander. Be careful,
because the steam will be hot!

3 Let spaghetti stand for a few minutes to drain well. Put into
a large mixing bowl. Measure butter. Use a rubber scraper to stir butter into hot spaghetti till butter melts.

4 Crack one of the eggs on the side of a small bowl. Working over the
bowl, gently seperate the eggshell halves and pour the egg into the
bowl. Repeat with second egg. Use the fork to beat eggs lightly
till yolks and whites of the eggs are mixed well. Measure Parmesan
cheese. Use a fork to stir cheese into eggs. Pour egg-cheese
mixture over spaghetti in bowl. Use the rubber scraper to stir till mixed well.

5 Grease a 9-inch pie plate by putting a little bit of shortening
on a folded paper towel. Then spread the shortening evenly
over the bottom and sides of pie plate. Pour the spaghetti mixture
into the greased pie plate. Press spaghetti with the back of a
spoon to form it into crust, building up the sides.

6 Turn oven to 350 degrees. Use your hands to break up the ground beef
as you put it in the same 3-quart pan you cooked the spaghetti in.
To chop the onion, on a cutting board, use a sharp knife to peel
onion; cut in half. Cut halves into several slices; cut across
slices to make small pieces. Add chopped onion to ground beef.
Put pan onto burner. Turn burner to medium-high heat. Cook
and stir with a wooden spoon till no pink color is left in meat.

7 Turn off burner. Take pan off burner. Use a long-handled spoon to
push the ground beef to one side of the pan. Tip the pan a little
bit so the grease runs to the other side. Use the spoon very carefully
put the grease into a can or container an adult gives you to use.

8 Use a can opener to open the can of pizza sauce. Use the rubber scraper
to empty the sauce into the ground beef. Stir till mixed well.
Spoon meat mixture into the spaghetti crust. Use the back of the
spoon to spread mixture evenly over bottom of crust.

9 Put the pie into hot oven. Bake for 20 minutes. White the pie is
baking, on the cutting board use the sharp knife to cut the cheese
slice twice to make 3 rectangles. Cut each rectangle from corner
to make 2 triangles. You will have 6 triangles of cheese.

10 Use hot pads to remove pie from oven. Arrange cheese triangles
on top of pie. Use hot pads to put pie back into oven. Bake about
5 more minutes or till cheese is just melted. Turn off oven. Use hot
pads to remove pie from oven. Let pie stand for 5 minutes
before serving. Serves about 6.


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