One of my favorite meals to cook for my family is lasagna. It’s easy to put together and I’ve decided to share my recipe with you…so if you want to surprise your loved ones with great dinner, read on!
Things you’ll need to get started:
9”x13” glass dish -Barilla Lasagne-oven ready, no boiling required (this stuff is great! there are other bands of oven ready lasagna but I’ve found this brand to be the best) -Mozzarella cheese -Parmesan cheese -Jimmy Dean Sausage-Regular (don’t buy the flavored ones like maple, YUCK!) -8oz can Tomato sauce (any band, I go for the ones on sale) -14.5 oz can Diced tomatoes (again any brand…I like the one like S&W ready-cut Italian recipe, gives a little more spice to the dish) -16 oz Low Fat Cottage Cheese -10 oz box frozen Chopped Spinach (OPTIONAL) - Italian Herbs -dried onions minced -Pam cooking spray
Preheat oven 350, bake time 40 to 45 minutes
Putting it together: (15 to 20 min)
1.)In medium frying pan brown sausage, about half way through browning sprinkle Italian herbs and onions onto meat.
2.)Once meat is browned, add can of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes, on medium heat bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer about 5 minutes.
3.)Remove frozen spinach from box and place in microwave safe dish and microwave for 3 minutes. Don’t worry if some of the spinach is still frozen, it doesn’t matter.
4.)In your 9"x 13" glass dish spray with Pam, then put first layer of lasagna noodles (3 of them) 5.)Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, then plops of cottage cheese, plops of the sauce & meat.
6.)With your hand scoop up some of the spinach squeeze out water then place plops of it on top of the sauce & meat.
7.)Sprinkle Mozzarella cheese on top of that!
8.)Second layer of noodles (repeat steps 5 to 7, two more times)
9.)Place tin foil over dish and bake!
Happy family every time. I hope you try it and enjoy it.
On Tuesday Melissa, Kate, Meg, & I decided to go back to Disneyland one more time before Mel had to go back to school. It was a beautiful day, there were no crowds, no waiting in line...we just got to walk right onto every ride. The longest line we stood in was for ice cream! After taking our ice cream break towards the front of Disneyland, the girls saw Mickey Mouse and wanted to go give him a hug...they got more then they bargained for.
One minute Kate and Meg are hugging Mickey, the next thing we know Mickey takes both girls hands and starts skipping around the square with them...not once around but two full turns. He then stops by Chip (or is it Dale? I'm not sure) and they start playing with the girls Woody and Buzz dolls! I almost died. All the other moms & dads were commenting on how lucky the two little blond girls are and how they wished it was there kids! Sorry, but all I can say is hahahahahaha!! :) Then all four of them hugged it out, after Meg and Kate kissed them on the nose. What a fun experience it was, and they were sooo happy afterward. It made having to go home not so bad...both girls had big smiles on their faces. Thank you Mickey for making my 2 year olds so very happy.
Last night Megan spearheaded her family on a campaign to save the galaxy from the Evil Emperor Zurg!
With her twin sister Kate, her older sister Mel and her Dad...Meg took charge of the battle. Blasting enemy targets left and right, Meg showed no mercy to Zurg or his henchmen!
I was lucky enough to be able to join in the mission as the official photographer catching these amazing pictures of Meg and her team! (caution the next few pictures maybe disturbing to the faint of heart)!
Fighting with all their might and knowing the fate of the Universe was in her hands Meg fought... and at the end it was successful! Kate, Mel, and Meg celebrated with hugs and a job well done! So we are all safe once again...to "infinity and beyond"