Johnny Mozzetti


10 wide noodles

1–2 lb hamburger

1 lb onions,

1 small bottle of green olives, sliced

1 green pepper,

4 stalks of celery

1 small can of
tomato paste

1 large can of
tomato soup

2 tsp of hot sauce

2 (16 oz) packages of mozzarella cheese


Boil noodles, drain.

Brown hamburger in a skillet, drain.

Put the onions, olives, celery, green pepper, tomato paste, soup and hot sauce in the skillet with the drained hamburger.

Simmer for 30 minutes.

Layer in a 9 by 13 pan the noodles, meat and cheese. Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.

J & A Dairy, named after its owners Jim and Anita Schmitt, began in 1982 when the Schmitts began running the dairy farm Jim’s parents had owned. The Schmitts have three sons, all of whom are involved in the farm. Jeremy does the milking, mixes the feed, and manages the breeding. Jason feeds the cows silage, does feed work and does all the farm’s hauling. James Jr. has a job in town, but he helps out whenever his parents and brothers are busy.

Jim takes care of feeding, bedding and watering the animals and Anita raises the baby calves. The Schmitts have about 150 cows and they farm about 500 acres of corn, soybeans and alfalfa hay. The cows sleep on clean, dry sand and are milked twice a day. Jim and Anita’s grandchildren are around all the time and show 4-H calves. Jeremy’s three sons help him with the milking. Jim grew up on the same farm where he raised his children and now where his grandchildren grow up in the dairy farming lifestyle. Jim has seven siblings and Anita has nine, so they both know about the importance of family. Anita says the whole family works together and that faith and family are the two things that get you through life.