Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pioneer Woman's Lasagna

Our house is on the mend…I think. The concrete is cold and not very pretty to look at but with love from friends, family and each other we are winning the battle. I would say that our boys seem to like the adventure. Each step brings new equipment and people to explore.

Our kind and loving friends brought us lasagna for dinner one night while we were in the thick of it. Cindy, you will never know how much we appreciate your kindness. It was SO nice to have a homemade meal. And I didn’t have to jump over fans and woodpiles to prepare it.

Cindy shared that her recipe came from Pioneer Woman’s blog. If you have a friend in need or a hungry family, give it a try.

Pioneer Woman’s recipe
  • 1-½ pound Ground Beef
  • 1 pound Hot Breakfast Sausage
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 cans (14.5 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes
  • 2 cans (6 Ounce) Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Lowfat Cottage Cheese
  • 2 whole Beaten Eggs
  • ½ cups Grated (not Shredded) Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pound Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 package (10 Ounce) Lasagna Noodles
  • (add 1/2 Teaspoon Salt And 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil To Pasta Water)
Preparation Instructions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saucepan, combine ground beef, sausage, and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain half the fat; less if you’re feeling naughty. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons parsley, basil and salt. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, beaten eggs, grated Parmesan, 2 more tablespoons parsley, and 1 more teaspoon salt. Stir together well. Set aside. Cook lasagna until “al dente” (not overly cooked).

To assemble:
Arrange 4 cooked lasagna noodles in the bottom of a baking pan, overlapping if necessary. Spoon half the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles. Spread evenly. Cover cottage cheese with a layer of mozzarella cheese. Spoon a little less than half the meat mixture over the top.

Repeat, ending with meat mixture. Sprinkle top generously with extra Parmesan.

Either freeze, refrigerate for up to two days, or bake immediately: 350-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until top is hot and bubbly.


Palidor said...

Oooh, what a hearty lasagna! Lasagna is one of the world's most perfect dishes. That is so nice of your friend to help you out. BTW, I have an award for you on my blog.

George Gaston said...

It's friends like Cindy that we all can be thankful for and a terrific gift like her lasagna, too!

Glad to see your house is gradually coming together again. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow with your family.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the tip I entered Bella Sue! I am so glad things are getting fixed other there, a house torn apart sucks,I have lived thru several remodels! Happy T Day!

redkathy said...

You seem to be making good progress, hang in there. Hope you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

Sounds yummy! Glad to hear the house is on the mend. Happy Thanksgiving!

Lea Ann said...

I just can't believe these photos of your house. Bless your heart. This lasagne sounds fabulous. Hot breakfast sausage is a very interesting addition. I bet you never tasted a better meal.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So sorry to hear about your floodingtroubles! I'm glad a freind came to the rescue with this fantastic lasagna!

Hope you Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Claudia said...

What a wonderful gift from friends. I am sure you thoroughly enjoyed the delicious dinner. Glad to see all is on the mend. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving even with challenges!

Chow and Chatter said...

so sorry about the flood and what a lovely friend bringing the lasagne happy thanksgiving Love Rebecca

Anonymous said...

I love The Pioneer Woman!! I even ordered her cookbook!!

~ Jenny Due

Sweet and Savory said...

Through all this, you are eating good food. That is a blessing.

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