Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Easter 1974

Robert Todd & Tiffany 1974

Poor Man's Lasagna

This is the original recipe.. which is great.. I made a few changes which is why I've reposted it here.

Poor Man’s Lasagna

  • 16 oz penne pasta
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 16 oz cottage cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (24 oz)
  • shredded cheese
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • Johnny's Seasoning Salt
Boil the pasta according to instructions on packaging. Drain the pasta and return it to the pan. While the pasta is still warm, I like to add the cream cheese and cottage cheese to the pan with the pasta. Stir together until well mixed.
Brown the ground meat & chopped onion. I usually add a little Johnny's seasoning . Drain the meat.
Layer a 9×13 pan with pasta mixture, meat, and pasta sauce. Repeat. Add shredded cheddar cheese on top. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
If there are a lot of leftovers, I often freeze them for a later time. You could also freeze it before baking and it would make a great freezer meal.

Downton Abbey...

I'm obsessed. My shelter friends were discussing this and I hadn't even heard of it. When I looked it up and found the Elizabeth McGovern was starring as Lady Cora... I bought the first season and gobbled it up.. and then went to Costco and gobbled up the second season like a novel that you can't put down. I tried folding laundry, but you really can't take your eyes of the screen.. so that didn't work.
What will happen to Mr. Bates and his faithful wife? Will Matthew and Lady Mary ever make it work? What will happen to Downton in the new age? Lady Sybil and the chauffeur? I can't wait to find out.
Maggie Smith is so brilliant. I love watching her roll her eyes, plot, manipulate and act all tough.. we know she's a marshmallow on the inside. Love it...
Downton Abbey
Don't miss.