Wednesday, February 9, 2011


This is a recipe from my mom.
1 lb. ground turkey
32 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
1/4 c water
2 c ricotta or cottage cheese
3 c mozzarella
1/2 c parmesan
2 eggs
1/4 c chopped parsley
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
9 lasagna noodles, cooked

1. Brown meat, add sauce and water
2. Simmer 10 minutes, then combine remaining ingredients (minus noodles and ricotta)
3. Pour a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish.
4. Layer lasagna (3 noodles), ricotta, more sauce. Repeat another layer like this. For top layer add one more layer of lasagna and the remaining sauce.... and additional cheese if desired. =)
5. Cover and bake 55-60 minutes at 350*
6. Uncover and let bake for an additional 10 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Chicken Spaghetti

This recipe was derived from a compilation of recipes from my mom and Andrew's grandmother as well as some other things I thought might be tasty.

4-5 Chicken Breast
1 pkg. Whole Grain Spaghetti
8 oz, Velveeta (cubed & melted)
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1 can Rotel
1 can Cream of Mushroom
1 can Cream of Chicken
salt & pepper to taste

1. Boil chicken in large pot until fully cooked and remove and cut into cubes.
2. Use stock from chicken to cook your spaghetti noodles.
3. Combine chicken (cubed), cr of mushroom, cr of chicken, rotel, worcestershire, chili powder, garlic powder
4. When spaghetti has cooked drain and return to pot. Add chicken and spice mixture and heat thoroughly.

* On a side note when I was heating it back up for dinner last night I started thinking how amazing it would taste with sun-dried tomatoes, Y-U-M!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Ice Cream

(1 egg, 1 can evaporated milk, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 c sugar, dash salt)
Beat these ingredients together and set aside.
And of course you'll need some clean SNOW!
(We didn't actually use all of this snow, but still ended up doubling our recipe.)
This is a recipe given to me by my sister who got it from her mother-in-law.

1. Chill a large mixing bowl (I preferred metal)
2. Get your snow
3. Pour well mixed ingredients into snow and mix thoroughly.


Yummy Hot Cocoa

(4 cups milk, 1/3 c. semisweet chocolate chips, 1/3 c. sugar, *splash of vanilla, *dash of salt)
* Original Recipe did not call for these items, omit if desired.
This is another recipe from Better Homes and Gardens

1. In a medium sauce pan combine chocolate, sugar, and 1/2 c milk.
2. Stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.
3. Stir in remaining milk as well as vanilla and salt, if desired. Heat through, but do not boil
4. Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows!