Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Honey Molasses Chicken

I made this recipe for Caitlin, Janet and Kevin this month.  I made it with the drumsticks and with chopped up chicken breast for cleaner eating. Both turned out great!

Find Recipe Here

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Crock Pot Lasagna

Someone in my ward made this for us when we had Penelope.  It was yummy, and come to find out, super easy!  It's a good go-to meal on a busy day!

I use my pre-cooked ground beef from the freezer in here, making it really easy to throw in the crock pot in less than 10 minutes!

Crock Pot Lasagna

2-4 uncooked lasagna noodles (however many it takes to do your layers)
2 cups cottage cheese
2 cups mozzarella
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (could use homemade, too)
1/2 to 1 lb of ground beef (or turkey)

Brown the ground beef, add the sauce saving a few Tbsp for the bottom of the crock pot. Line the bottom of the crock pot with the extra sauce.  Break lasagna noodles to cover the bottom of the crock pot.  Some overlap is OK.  Layer half of the cottage cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, then half the sauce. (Since I'm using pre-cooked ground beef, I don't add it to the sauce, I just defrost/reheat it in the microwave for a few minutes and then sprinkle some ground beef on top of the sauce layer.)  Repeat layers.  Cook on low for 4 hours.

**I've cooked it on high for only an hour or two, and it works, too.
**I've also layered with Penne when I didn't have lasagna noodles, and it's good, too.