Thanksgiving 2014

A day to be thankful.
Even for the little things.
Even when things don’t seem to go right, there is always something to be thankful for.

Thanksgiving poem


Happy Thanksgiving1


Homemade Lasagna Skillet

An easy variation of an unhealthy, processed food, boxed meal. No “Helper” needed!
My kids LOVED this!!

Homemade Lasagna Skillet
1 lb. pkg Wide Egg Noodles OR Mafalda/Mafalde Pasta
1 lb. ground beef (85/15 lean)
1 (24oz) can Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp Chili powder
1/2 of a (24 oz) carton cottage cheese (4% milk fat)
1 cup 2% milk
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Garlic powder, Salt, & Pepper, to taste

Cook pasta as directed; drain & set aside.
In a large non-stick skillet, cook ground beef; drain & set aside.
In same skillet on medium-low heat, add sauce, water, chili powder, & spices; stir to blend.
Add cottage cheese; stir to mix.
Add cooked ground beef and cooked pasta; mix well.
Add shredded mozzarella and milk. Stir and heat through until cheese is nicely melted. (It will be stringy)

Variation: Cook & drain 1 lb. ground bulk sausage. Mix sausage and ground beef together. Add to sauce and follow rest of the recipe.