Sunday, March 1, 2009

Friends and lasagna

Tonight we had the Westphals over for dinner. We know them through Mattie's sister McKay. Katrina lived with McKay and when we found out that Katrina and her husband Scott were living in Houston we thought they would be good people to spend time with. We enjoy both of them, but really enjoy Katrina because her laugh makes you feel really good inside! It is a genuine and infectious laugh!

Besides the great company and fellowship, I made lasagna! Lasagna is one of the few recipes given to me by my mother. My mom cooked very little growing up (although  I love what she would make, especially macaroni noodles with canned, diced
 tomatoes), but she always made two things for special occasions (or on request): german chocolate cake and lasagna. Her recipe follows:

"Cheese" Filling:
1 egg
1 lb small curd cottage cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 med. bell pepper (chopped)
1 med onion (chopped)

Mix and refrigerate.

Meat sauce:
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
2 lb canned tomatoes (diced is fine)
3 6 ox cans tomato paste
1 med. onion
Salt, Pepper, and Oregano to taste.

Brown beef and onion. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for one hour.

1/2 lb shredded mozzarella with a little romano or parmesan added.

Boil a 1 lb box of lasagna noodles.


Thin layer of meat sauce. Layer of noodles. Cheese mixtu
re. Shredded cheese. Noodles. Meat Sauce. Cheese mixture. Shredded Cheese. Noodles. Meat Sauce. Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes. Let stand for 
ten minutes. Although it is better if you make it the day before and let is stand until the next day. 
We didn't take any pics of the lasagna so here is us at Aggie football instead!

1 comment:

My Yankee and Me said...

You are too sweet, Ashley! We had a wonderful time, also--you are a great cook and you both are wonderfully gracious hosts!