Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Potluck

It's 8AM and I am ready for our holiday potluck at work today!

The midwestern transplants are keeping it real with crock pot central. We'll take care of the hotdishes, salads, and dessert. All others need only bring chips, plates, and pop. (That's right, Pop. Not Coke.).

Happy almost Christmas!!!

UPDATE: here's the lasagna recipe.

Crock Pot Lasagna
1 lb ground beef or turkey
2 Tbsp dried onions
1 tsp garlic powder
1 or 2 jars spaghetti sauce (for the big crock pot I used 1 jar of the Bertoli’s Tomato and Basil and one jar of Spicy Tomato and Basil)
1 small can mushrooms (optional – I didn’t use)

16 oz box uncooked lasagna noodles (normal noodles, not the no-cook variety)
12 or 16 oz cottage cheese (I used skim, small curd)
16 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup fresh parmesan cheese (I buy the bags)

Brown the hamburger, onion and garlic. Add jar(s) of sauce and warm.
Spoon a layer of the meat sauce into the bottom of the crock pot.
Add a double layer of uncooked lasagna noodles (break to fit).
Layer in the cottage cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan on top of the noodles.
Repeat with sauce, noodles, and cheese until everything’s gone – or the crock pot is ¾ full.
Add in ½ to ¾ cup water over the top for good measure and to keep from drying out.

Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours (that’s what I did today), or low 4 to 5 hours.

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