Have you been watching the tv show The Foster’s? It comes back this coming Tuesday, January 9th! I had heard of it over the years, but never gave it a chance. Over the summer, when I had no other shows to watch, The Foster’s was my background noise during work days. I quickly got super into it and binge watched the entire series! Lucky for me, Netflix had all the episodes. The second half of season 5 is coming back this week and I am so excited! Of course I had to make a theme dinner.
Throughout the show, the Adams Foster family sits down to dinner together in their fabulous kitchen, and they use their fabulous dark blue chunky bakeware. If anyone knows how to find out exactly what stoneware they use, please help me! I am in love with it, but my Google searches have left my heart aching. They have dinner together as a family and talk about everything. So great. The Foster’s family dinner often consists of pasta, bread, vegetables, and salad. The moms alllllllways drink wine or beer, and if you had five hooligan children, wouldn’t you?? These dinner closely resemble the dinners of my youth when my mom had to feed five children on a budget. We always ate dinner together as a family, too. David and I now do that with our own children and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
The Foster’s Family Dinner Menu
Cheesy Pasta Bake (recipe below)
Milk or Water for the kids
Wine for the parents
- 1 pound pasta (ziti, cavatappi, penne)
- 24 ounces pasta sauce
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 pound cooked ground italian sausage, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix in the sauce, cottage cheese, and 2 cups of the mozzarella cheese. Mix in the sausage if using.
- Spread the pasta mixture into a 9x13 baking dish, and top with the remaining cheese.
- Bake until the cheese on top is melted and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.