Thursday, May 31, 2012

Recipe: Slow Cooker Lasagna

This recipe was unbelievably easy and so good. It even came out of a slow cooker, of all things. I think I finally found my favorite lasagna recipe!

Slow Cooker Lasagna
1 pound ground beef
1 jar (15 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
1 container (15 ounces) Ricotta cheese
1 package (7 ounces) Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
¼ cup parmesan cheese, divided
1 egg
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
6 lasagna noodles, uncooked

Brown meat in large skillet; drain.

Stir in spaghetti sauce and water.
Mix ricotta, 1 ½ cups mozzarella, 2 tablespoons parmesan, egg, and parsley.

Spoon 1 cup meat sauce into slow cooker; top with layers of half each of the noodles (broken to fit) and cheese mixture.
Cover with 2 cups meat sauce.

Top with remaining noodles (broken to fit), cheese mixture and meat sauce.
Cover with lid.

Cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until liquid is absorbed.
Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; let stand, covered, 10 minutes, or until melted.

Makes 8 servings.

To make ahead: If your slow cooker has a removable liner, layer ingredients in liner as directed. Refrigerate overnight. Place liner in slow cooker the next day and cook as directed.

Recipe from Kraft Foods
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

The Great Outdoors: The Front Yard Island Area

A few posts ago I had dug up this huge bush and started with a clean slate for this front yard island area. I finally got this area planted. Check out the progress here:
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The Great Outdoors: A New Flower Bed

I had no intention of doing what I just did. I came outside to do a few clean up items: trim a tree, and cut blackberry bushes. I guess I got a little into what I was doing. Take a look at the new flower bed.
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Sunday, May 13, 2012

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