Cooking. (don't laugh)
It's no secret that I'm not the best cook, but lately I've found some recipes that I've actually made and the family has enjoyed. It's a miracle, yes, but hey, I'll take what I can get.
Yesterday I tried a recipe that I found on Kraft online. Here's the 411...
What you need:
- 1 lb. ground turkey (recipe calls for beef, but we always use turkey)
- 1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce (Next time, I'll use more sauce. It was a tad dry.)
- 1 cup water
- 15 oz. ricotta cheese
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (I didn't have fresh, so I used dried.)
- 6 lasagna noodles, uncooked
- Brown meat in large skillet. Drain.
- Stir in spaghetti sauce and water. Simmer.
- Mix ricotta, 1-1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 tbsp. Parmesan, egg, and parsley in a bowl.
- Spoon 1/3 of meat sauce into bottom of slow-cooker.
- Layer noodles (broken to fit), cheese mixture, then meat. Repeat.
- Cover with lid and cook on LOW 4 to 6 hours, or until liquid is absorbed. (Mine only took 4 hours, so don't over cook.)
- Sprinkle with remaining cheeses (however much mozzarella and Parmesan you like) and let stand, covered, until cheese is melted.
Amazingly enough, my family loved it (it was really good, and super easy!). I put it in the slow-cooker before we left for Sea World for the afternoon. When we got home - hot, tired, and HUNGRY! - it was ready. That's my kind of dinner!
PS - if any of you have fabulous, EASY recipes you want to share with me, I'll be glad to try them! :)
Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day and enjoy your short week! Woo hoo!