Friday, December 08, 2006


Like a guy watching his dog dressed as a banana dance and sing "It's peanut butter jelly time!!!"
I have been distracted the past few weeks.

After Thanksgiving works picks up a bit and at home we do all the decorating around the house. Regardless of the reason the blog has taken a hit with the updates, sorry about all of that.

Additionally, I have been toying with the overall layout of the site. Let me know your thoughts-

Last week we had my cousin over for dinner and we made skillet lasagna.

I got the recipe from watching America's Test
Kitchen (the TV show from Cooks Illustrated)

The basic concept is that instead of baking the lasagna one makes a free form lasagna by cooking everything in one pan. I was not thrilled with the way it came out but it was tasty enough to make again. This photo was taken towards the end when I had placed the spoonfuls of ricotta cheese on the lasagna.

Here is a similar recipe that I took off of for the skillet lasagna.

1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. cream style cottage cheese
1 c. Mozzarella cheese
1 tbsp. parsley
2 1/2 c. tomatoes
Chopped onion
1 (16 oz.) can spaghetti sauce
3 or 4 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 tbsp. basil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. water

Brown the ground beef and onion in a 350 degree skillet and drain excess grease. Cover with half the spaghetti sauce, all the cottage cheese and uncooked noodles (single layer). Add the remaining spaghetti sauce, seasonings, tomatoes, and water. Cover and cook at 225 to 250 degrees for 30 minutes until the noodles are tender. Top with Mozzarella cheese and cook 10 minutes longer.

The problems that we had with the skillet lasagna was that the recipe was a bit too soupy. I would cut back on the liquids but overall I would make it again.

1 comment:

wheresmymind said...

I love this clip!