Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yummy spring dessert--you can't beat the yummy

My mom used to make this for pretty much every occasion-because its that good.
so now i make it when ever i see strawberries on sale... because lets face it.... its worth every bite

1 sour cream angel food style cake (or plain angel food cake... )
1 lb strawberries-greens removed-cut into quarters (or halves depending on the size of the berry)
8oz carton of heavy whipping cream
1tbsp confectioners sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1tsp vanilla (optional)

in a bowl mash strawberries and granulated sugar together-mix thoroughly leave some of the leave some larger pieces of berries

poor the whipping cream and confectioners sugar into a blender, use a mixer or a hand mixer, and blend till fluffy and firm,

cut the cake into pieces (i like to cut it into smaller pieces
top with strawberries and whipped cream

get creative build it how you see fit

and most of all enjoy

7 cheese lasagna

I made this dinner about a week ago, we have not been financially able for me to splurge on new recipes (seeing how my hubby didnt like a few of the dinners, we were needing to make sure that he would like dinner enough to take it for lunch the next couple days to work as well) i have been trying to venture out of the box within my budget.

This recipe was assisted by my hubby, and it ended up being great! a new twist on a timeless recipe

2 eggs
16oz ricotta cheese
2tbsp blue cheese crumbles
2tbsp feta
2 cups mozzarella (plus a handful for the top)
1 cup sharp cheddar (plus a little for the top)
1 cup Monterrey jack (plus a little for the top)
4tbsp fresh Parmesan
1lb box lasagna noodles
1lb hamburger
1/2 lb Italian sausage (spicy sausage would make for a tasty addition)
(or for my veggie friends, some steamed spinach would be perfect! and throw a little tofu in with the ricotta blend for the spread)
2 cups red (or white)
sauce (we like Prego because its finely blended and mild)

first thing i did was blend feta, blue cheese and ricotta together, and then i let it cool for 30 minutes (i have a magic bullet so i just lidded it and put it in the fridge

then i started the pot to boil with salt and a little olive oil.

cook burger and sausage together in a pan, and once cooked-drain excess fat and add sauce (eye ball it) season to taste

Once i added the noodles to the pot i mixed together all the cheeses and 2 eggs

after the noodles are done (little softer than AL Dente) i drained the water, and began to build my lasagna.

put a small amount of sauce on the bottom of the pan before you make your pasta layer. and depending on the size of your pan (13x9 is best for this recipe) use 3 or 4 strips.

layer as follows
cheese mix
meat sauce mix (or sauce then spinach)

for the top layer add fresh cheese and Italian seasonings

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

little to no money, means little to no blogs....sigh

I have not written in a week or so. New trials of the domestic life have taken its toll.

However, i have tried to continue cooking from scratch where i can.
i have made home made pizzas (crust included)
and strawberry shortcake!mmm

I have gotten all of my school stuff in line, and i am ready to start school in the fall! i sign up for classes on monday (at midnight sigh) and i am semi scared because im diving into full time and 90% all online classes through the school!

things have been hectic around here, but i will start updating my dinners very soon!