Friday, June 19, 2009

Faux Lasagna

I thought long and hard about the title of this post. Perfect, right? : )
If you're ever in a pinch, try this. It's fast and delicious!
A funny little tip I learned from my SIL, Layne, a long time ago: Put grease from cooking ground beef in a metal can, put it in the freezer, when it's full , throw out as a solid. Thanks Layne.
Simply cook noodles. Then layer meat sauce , noodles, cottage cheese, and two cheeses. Cover with foil and cook @ 350 for 45 minutes- an hour. Let sit at least 15 minutes, uncovered, before cutting.
Guess where this dinner went that night? Remember this story? Well, after a long and challenging pregnancy, Ally, (my new little neighbor), finally made it safely here.
The sweet gals at church provided two more meals to Ally's family last week.
Welcome to the world, Ally. Your brother and sisters are so happy you're here safe and sound. And of course your mommy and daddy!

19 comments:

MiMi said...

That baby is beautiful! And I'm so glad to see you use cottage cheese! I also do, since it seems easier and cheaper to me. So many people freak when they see cottage cheese in my recipe, though! It's great though! And yours looks better cause you use those other cheeses as well. Yum!
Macey

MiMi said...

Hee hee, first comment. That never happens. : )

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Yum, it looks delicious!! I use cottage cheese in mine anyway because I don't like the taste of ricotta. Wonderful tip about the grease, oh my goodness, that would be so much easier!!! Thank you!!!
I'll be doing that from now on.
♥ Teresa

For the love of a teddy bear said...

That looks good and easy too. I have made lasagna before and it came out aweful (mother-in-laws recipe, not trying to be rude or anything..just saying..LOL!!) Beautiful little munchkin.... very sweet , what a lovey.....have a nice weekend! hugs, Jennifer

Carrie said...

Looks so good! What a cutie!

Darlene said...

Ally is so adorable! Nothing sweeter than a brand new baby. I'm glad she made it safely into the world.

That lasagna recipe sounds really and good. I have an easy one that you don't even cook the noodles....they soften as it bakes.

Hope you have a great weekend!!

My name is PJ. said...

I can smell the baby powder from here! How preciouS!

Mimi Sue said...

Cute baby. I'm taking a dinner in on Monday for one of my neighbors. (Who had a new baby). Helped at a funeral lunch last Tues. People are coming and going. The lasagna looks great. I might make it on Mon. Your mom is gorgeous with that new hair color. That shade of green is beautiful on her. Mimi

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog, I always love meeting fellow bloggers and I do appreciate the comments.

Mimi said...

HI!!
So sweet of you to make a dinner for a new Mommy(again) and I love Lasagna and I too sometimes use cottage cheese!!!
Ally is beautiful!!
have a blessed day,
jamie--mimi

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

My mom used to make that lasagna, only our recipe was called "Lazy Day Lasagna"... I think I shall make it, I remembering loving it as a kid!

The Burners said...

Yay for Relief Society! I'll have to try this recipe since babies are being born in our ward ALL the time! I love that you are so service oriented. Keep up the great work!

Darlene said...

Hi ML I am back......just stopped by to tell you I received my box of Etsy purchases and I LOVE THEM!!!! Both are adorable but the USA banner is beyond belief!!!! I can't quit looking at how cute it is!!! THANK YOU so much and if anyone is reading this comment besides you.....BUY from her Etsy....you definitely will LOVE it!!!!!

Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing that recipe and the tip on how to "cleanly" get rid of the grease! Ally is a doll and what a happy father's day that family will have.
Blessings to you this weekend and thanks for your visits and kind comments. It means so much.
May tomorrow be full of peaceful memories.

Kim said...

That is always how we made lasagna. And we also put our grease in a can in the freezer. Seeing that you gave the food to a neighbor reminded me of when I was a kid. Whenever my mom made something really wonderful it was always going to some other family at church.

Darlene said...

Yes, the bircage arrived perfect!!!! THANKS again!!

marmielu said...

I love the title of this post! And, your meal-to-go looks yummy. That's so thoughtful of you.
Mary Lou

Rue said...

What a beautiful baby! Welcome to the world Ally :)

rue

Ms. Tee said...

What a sweet little baby! And the recipe sounds easy and yummy! I've been mia in blogland too - I've missed coming to see you~ Hope you have a good week!:)