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Friday, February 17, 2012

Diaries of a Determined Cook!

Hello, hello, hello! It hasn't been a really good week in the cooking area. LOL Not too big of a surprise there. :)
The recipe I have for you today is one I've made before and my children loved. I mean, it really had come out perfect! Unfortunately, it didn't work out as well this time and we ended up with 'soak and scrub' for three days with the crock pot.

I like to use easy recipes you can toss in the crock pot for the nights I teach. (otherwise, I end up going hungry) When done right, this is a delicious twist on Lasagna.

Mama's Best Lasagna
1 lb.ground beef
1/2 lb Italian sausage
1 (32-OZ)can spaghetti sauce with mushrooms This is where I went wrong the last time I made this--the first time I used more sauce. So personally, I'd put 1 1/2 - 2 jars of sauce in so you don't have to 'soak and scrub'. I also don't do mushrooms. 
1 egg, beaten
1 (12-oz) ctn. cottage cheese
1 (12-oz) pkg. broad noodles, uncooked
1 (12-oz) pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 onion, chopped

Brown ground beef and sausage; drain. Place enough spaghetti sauce in slow cooker to cover bottom I'd put a little more than that. Combine egg with cottage cheese. On top of sauce, layer noodles, cheese mix, mozzarella, remaining spaghetti sauce, meats and onion. Save a little mozzarella cheese to put on top. Cover and cook on low for 5-10 hours.

That's it for now. Everyone have a sparkling weekend and remember life is too short for half-ply toilet paper! 

Rebecca Rose



  1. Hi Rebecca,

    I just bought a crock pot for Christmas and I've been using it a lot! I love it, but I'd like to branch out to new recipes. This looks fabulous. I intend to try it out as soon as possible.


    1. Thanks for stopping in, Raven! I love my crock pot--it's about the only thing I can cook in. LOL