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I am Amy, but here on the web I go by A.J. Dub. And hey, I like to craft!
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Monday, February 18, 2013

Menu Monday and Lasagna recipe

This week's menu at a glance:

Sunday: Sloppy Joes and Fries (Always a hit)
Monday: SAHC Mac and Cheese  (New to us and super tasty! Review to come)
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Sweet Chicken and Fried Rice Or Leftovers
Wednesday: Chicken Broccoli Casserole
Thursday: Mexican Casserole 
Friday: Little Caesar's pizza
Saturday: Apricot Chicken and Chicken Rice Pilaf
Sunday: Lasagna (possibly in the crock pot)

Our Favorite Lasagna
based on Pioneer Woman's Best Lasagna Ever

Ingredients 
2 packages sliced Mozzarella cheese
1 box oven ready noodles

Set these aside.

2 lbs ground beef
1 tbsp minced garlic

Cook these together until meat is browned. Drain.

Add:
1 can petite diced tomatoes
1 can Hunts spaghetti sauce
2 - 6oz cans tomato paste 
¼ cup sugar

 or
28oz can diced tomatoes
2 - 6oz cans tomato paste 
1/3 cup spaghetti seasoning
1 tsp salt
¼ cup sugar


Mix thoroughly and simmer uncovered 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a separate bowl mix:
 3 cups of cottage cheese
2 beaten eggs
½ cup Parmesan cheese (canned is fine).

Layer in 9x13 pan a small amount of beef mixture, then a layer of oven ready noodles, a layer of cottage cheese mixtures, slices of mozzarella cheese and then a good layer of the beef mixture again. Repeat layers, ending with beef mixture. Top with Parmesan cheese and bake in oven as noodles package directs. About 5 minutes before done, top with more slices of mozzarella cheese.
Cool 15 minutes to set.

We have also used Pioneer Woman's actual recipe, The Best Lasagna ever , minus the sausage. I like the sausage but my children do not. There's no use in wasting money on it.

 

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