Nothing screams, “let’s be friends” like a good casserole and today I am sharing my secret weapon recipe that does not disappoint. I originally shared this recipe when I was contributing to Deeply Rooted magazine and since then, I have been making it every Thanksgiving […]
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1 lb. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jar (24 oz.) Prego® Italian Sauce. I like using Prego® Italian Sauce, because it adds a great base flavor for this dish. It has a perfect balance of sweet and savory Italian flavors and it’s simple and easy for a weeknight.
1 tbs of dry thyme
1 tbs of dry oregano
2 tbs of chopped up basil
2 cups of shredded parmesan cheese, divided
15 oz container of ricotta cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 package of lasagna, noodles cooked (see package for instructions)
salt and pepper to taste
4 tbs of olive oil
- preheat oven to 350°F
- brown the beef in a large skillet coated with 2 tbs of olive oil on medium-high heat
- meanwhile, mix ricotta, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and egg until blended
- add the onions to the skillet and cook until the onion is a bit translucent
- add pasta sauce and simmer for another five minutes and add they dried thyme, salt and pepper to taste
- take sauce off the stove and add fresh basil
- assemble: spread 1 cup meat sauce onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish; top with layers of lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup meat sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and cheese
- cover with foil sprayed with cooking spray
- bake for one hour or until heated through, removing foil after 45 min
- let stand for at least 10 minutes before serving
Along with Prego® Italian Sauce, I also pick up V8 Splash® because it’s packed with a good source of essential antioxidants, great taste and nutrients. A trick I learned from my mom is to keep a can of Campbell’s® Condensed Tomato Soup to enhance the flavors of your dishes and I always have some in my pantry.
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If you’re like me, and want more weeknight meal inspirations you can click here to visit theCampbell’s Shortcut Meals website and get more back to school meal inspiration.
We always try to involve Grace in our everyday activities. When possible, we let her help us in the kitchen and when I’m cleaning, I make sure she’s right next to me helping me get rid of our dust bunnies. We always try to expose her to our house tasks (chores) and teach her the importance of taking care of ourselves, our home and each other. My hope is that she’ll pick up our good habits and one day say to me “hang out today momma, I got the dishes!”
Last week, we were watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse re-reuns when one of the that’s so fresh episodes came on. Without missing a beat, Ale remembered that we had all of the ingredients to make the cucumber sushi roll-ups and he jumped on the opportunity to cook with Grace.
If cooking with your kiddos is your jam, here’s a quick and easy recipe you can work on together.
¼ Cup shredded carrot
½ Cup hummus
¼ Cup raisins
Start by slicing the cucumber to make long strips (we used a mandolin… watch out for fingers) Spread a spoonful of humus on each cucumber slice, top with shredded carrot on one end and add a few raisins along the cucumber slice. Roll the cucumber carefully and enjoy!
These two are so cute and I love them so stinking much! Watching them work together just makes my heart so happy!
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