October 20, 2009

Lasagna & Lemon Cake Recipes

Thanks for asking,

Here are the recipes . . .

Diane's Lasagna

Boil water for 1 lb pkg lasagna pasta noodles

3/4 lb hamburger
3/4 lb Italian sausage
1 yellow onion, chopped
2-4 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 Tbsp dry basil leaves
2-3 Tbsp dry oregano leaves
1/2 bell pepper, chopped (optional. I love it, but my hubby is allergic, so I don't add it)
salt and pepper

Mix all of the above and fry in a pan. I smash it with a potato masher as it cooks to break up the meat into a small bits, rather than chunks.


10 large fresh mushrooms, sliced (canned mushrooms work well too)
2 pkgs spaghetti seasoning mix (Lawry's original is best)
add the amount of water the seasoning mixes call for
2 6 oz cans tomato paste
1 28oz can diced tomatoes

Simmer 20 minutes, stir occasionally

16oz cheddar cheese (I use Tillamook), grated
16oz mozzarella cheese, grated
24oz cottage cheese

-Spread some meat sauce in bottom of pan to prevent noodles from sticking
-Cover the meat sauce on the bottom of the pan with a single layer of noodles
-spread half of meat sauce over pasta
-add another layer of pasta
-spread all of cottage cheese on pasta, sprinkle half of both cheeses over it
-add another layer of pasta
-spread remaining sauce and sprinkle remaining cheese on top

cook at 400 for 20-30 minutes, until hot in center

Serve with:

Buttered garlic french bread, sprinkled with a few basil leaves, broiler toasted
and tossed green salad

Glazed Lemon Cake

1 pkg lemon cake mix
1 large pkg lemon jello or pudding
1/3 cup oil (in addition to what cake mix calls for)

Mix and cook cake as directed, with additional jello and oil


Mix 3/4 box of powdered sugar with 1/2 cup lemon juice

Let cake cool 10 minutes
-poke holes all over the top with a fork
-drizzle glaze over top

Dinner & Dessert serves about 10 people



Brittany said...

Ili said he's not much for lasagna, we'll see if he's singing a different tune once I cook up this masterpiece!

Diane said...

Dad said the same thing....and after my lasagna, he's singing like a bird!

michele cabiness said...

Thanks! Ali and I are making this on Saturday for the missionaries....can't wait!


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