Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Menu

Having some friends over for some good eats and some hopefully good football.

We're having Lasagna, green salad, fresh baked rolls, and homemade apple crisp for dessert.
yummy!  Will post pictures once everything is cooked.

Mandy's Mom's Baked Lasagna

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped

2 jars of pasta sauce
1 medium sized can of diced tomatoes
2 tbl Italian seasoning

  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

  • 2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  1. Brown ground beef with garlic and onion.
  2. Add the pasta sauce, tomatoes, seasoning.  Simmer for approximately 30 minutes.  The longer it simmers, the better the flavor.
  3. In a bowl add cottage cheese, egg, 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese. (you can also add thawed and well drained chopped spinach)
  4. Lay 3 noodles on the bottom of a greased pan, add 1/3 of tomato mixture and 1/3 of cheese mixture.  
  5. Repeat layers and sprinkle with the remaining 2 cups of cheese.

Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.  If the edges are burning you can cover with strips of tinfoil.

Cloverleaf Rolls (makes 2 loafs or 24 rolls)

  • 2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 cups bread flour

  1. In large bowl combine warm water and sugar.
  2. Mix in the yeast and leave in a warm place until the mixture is frothy. (looks like a sponge)  It should take about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Add the oil and salt.
  4. Add flour one cup at a time. Knead until smooth and elastic like.
  5. Put in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp cloth and let rise until double in size (about 30-45 minutes)  
  6. Once it is doubled, punch down.  
  7. You can either bake in 2 greased loaf pans, or make clover leaf by making small round balls and putting 3 balls in each tin of a muffin tin.  
  8. Let rise again for about 30 minutes until the dough is 1 inch over the pan or until the dough has filled the tin and is above the edge. 

Apple Crisp
  • 3 Large apples, peeled, cored and sliced 
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter

Makes a 9x9 pan.

  1. Grease pan and set aside
  2. Peel, core and slice apples.  Toss with brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  3. Place in greased pan
  4. In a medium sized bowl combine all but butter.  Cut in butter until it is crumbly.
Bake in oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender.

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