Sunday, July 8, 2012

1 First Lady's Lasagna

Sharing and oldie but goodie today! :-)

I met one of my best friends at a very special summer job I had for numerous years after college! Elizabeth and I both went to Baylor, had a ton of numerous friends and even lived in the same dorm freshman year. . . but the Lord perfectly designed our friendship to start after college. Elizabeth and I immediately hit it off and found we had a lot more in common than our blonde hair and blue eyes! From traveling to Cameron, going to baseball games or running all over town together, we always were in an adventure and always having a blast together! Elizabeth is so wise beyond her years. . . she is my "earthly" counselor! I go to her with everything! AND she is the PERFECT person to rejoice with because she gets SO excited about the little things! I adore our "Wednesday Walks" or anytime when I get to spend time with her! She is such a special person and I am so thankful that she is such an integral part of my life! Elizabeth walked by my side throughout my dating relationship with Nate. . . from the beginning when she was a part of a secret plan when Nate first sent me flowers at work to the start of another stage of life when sweet Nate went up to the office to show her my ring the day he proposed! So naturally she was my Maid of Honor! :-) Sweet Elizabeth EXUDES Jesus and I love that quality in her! She is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside! I absolutely CANNOT wait to see all the wonderful things the Lord has in store for her future. . . she has a million talents and is one of those people who could be a famous writer or speaker or could be an incredibly amazing stay at home mom (just depending on where the Lord leads her!) . . . I know this, whatever the Lord has in store for her future, she will be INCREDIBLE at it!
Elizabeth's sister, Johannah, shared this recipe with me! Nate adores pasta and this recipe is one of his favorites!
First Lady Lasagna
1 pound mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 to 2 pounds ground beef or elk
1/2 pound Potters hot sausage (optional)
1 package lasagna noodles (I HIGHLY recommend buying the "precooked" ones)
For Meat Mixture:
Brown meat, drain and add
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1 tablespoon basil
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound can peeled whole Hunts tomatoes
2 (6 oz) cans tomato sauce
Simmer all ingredients for 30 min (add a little water if needed) Cook 1 package lasagna noodles and rise well in hot water.
For Cheese Mixture:
3 cups creamed cottage cheese (1 pound carton, drained)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
3/4 cups grated Parmesan cheese
Combine all ingredients and set aside until ready to assemble lasagna. In a 13x9x2 inch pan alternate layers of noodles, meat, cheese mixture and mozzarella. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hours. Serves 8-10
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1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing! I love making lasagna for groups, and I am going to pin this one! xoxo


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