Thursday, January 21, 2010

Easy Spinach Lasagna

I was in the mood for lasagna yesterday when I was at the grocery store and decided to be healthy at the same time.  Here is my recipe for spinach lasagna.

  • Fresh spinach
  • Jar of spaghetti sauce (or your own homemade)
  • 15 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • Box of ready-bake lasagna noodles
  • Preheat the over to 350 degrees.
  • Beat the eggs in a medium bowl. Mix the ricotta cheese,and parmesan in with the eggs.
  • Cover the bottom of a 13x9 pan with 1/2 cup of sauce.
  • Place a layer of noodles on top of the sauce, but not touching the sides of the pan.  Add a layer of the ricotta mixture, about a 1/3 cup.  
  • Next, add a layer of washed and trimmed spinach.
  • Cover this with a layer of sauce and then a layer of mozzarella.
  • Repeat these five steps twice more.
  • Top with a final layer of ricotta, spaghetti sauce and mozzarella.
  • Cover with a piece of foil and put into the over to bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Let the lasagna stand for about 5 minutes to cool.
  • Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce.
NOTE: You can also use a box of frozen spinach that has been thawed and dried so that there is not a lot of excess water in it.

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010

    BBQ Chicken

    I used my crock pot for the first time last night.  I've had this since I got married 5 years ago and never opened it.  Well, that is a thing of the past!  I will be using my crock pot much more now.

    I made a really easy version of BBQ Chicken that was falling apart by the time that it was done, but was delicious!

    • 4-6 chicken breasts
    • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray's Honey BBQ)
    • Pineapple slices
    • Place chicken breasts in the crock pot then cover with your favorite BBQ sauce.
    • Place pineapple slices on top of the chicken.
    • Cook on LOW for 7 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
    • Serve with a side of BBQ sauce