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l lb. ziti
l tbsps. oil
l tbsps. salt
4 qts. boiling water
4 eggs
l/2 cup milk
l tbsps. flour
l-l/2 cups Romao cheese
l/4 lb. butter melted
Boil water, add salt and oil and drop pasta in. Boil l0 mins. Do not overcook. Drain and rinse with cold water. Place in large pan. Beat eggs with milk and flour. Add to macaroni with grated cheese and malted butter. Set aside.
Step 2 – Meat filling
2 lbs. lean ground beef
l med. onion minced fine
l tbsps. butter
l/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsps. dry red or white wine
l/2 tsp. sugar
l/2 tbsps. cinnamon
l tsp. salt
dash of pepper
Saute onion in butter. Add ground beef and cook until brown. Add remaining ingredients, cook until thick and degrease. Set aside.
Step 3 – ceam sauce
2 eggs beaten
l/4 lb. butter
5 tbsps. flour
l/2 tsp. salt
l/2 tsp. nutmeg
dash of white pepper
2 cups hot milk
l/2 cup grated cheese
Melt butter. Add flour and cook l to 2 mins to blend well. Add hot milk slowly. Stir until thick. Remove from heat and add hot mixture very slowly to beaten eggs and mix well. Return to double boiler or over hot water adn cook until thick. Add salt, pepper, nutmeg and l/4 cup of the grated cheese, reserving balance of cheese for top of casserole. Set aside.
Step 4 – assemble
Grease a l0xl5″ pan well and place half of macaroni mixture in bottom of pan. Place meat mixture on top and cover with remaining macaroni. Spread cream sauce over all and sprinkle with l/4 cup reserved grated cheese. Sprinkle lightly with paprika. Bake at 350 for 45 mins. Cool for approx. l5 mins. and cut into 3″ squares. This recips may be frozen after asssembling, then baked when needed. Defrost. Bake at 400 oven for 20-30 mins.
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