Happy Mother's Day to all! Mom's should get the night off from the stove. If you want to surprise her with a great comfort dish, this is good. It is a Lasagna that all will enjoy.
My husband doesn't like Pasta much. However, he does like Lasagna. Most Lasagna's to me can be a little on the "heavy" side. This recipe uses less egg and some reduced fat options. I substitute clove garlic with Lowry's garlic pepper. The Lowry's garlic pepper is delicious in any recipe and isn't so strong. For some reason, real garlic cloves make me sick. I have my family and co-workers use to the Lowry's and they love it as well. In fact, I add it while I am cooking the hamburger meat. Then, go ahead and add more right before you put it in the oven.
I love to taste my foods while I am cooking. Good food isn't an exact measurement of ingredients. You need to do a little "dash of this" and a "dash of that" while you cook. Most of our mom's and grandma's didn't use measuring cups or spoons. They dashed and dibbled along the way! That's the Southern way!
Here's the deal on this "skinny" version of Lasagna:
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef SAVE $
2 Teaspoons, Lowry's Garlic Pepper
1 Jar Organic Bertolli Olive Oil & Garlic Sauce
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1 container (15 oz) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Soup Sunday - Comfort for the Soul!
Soup is also good if you are feeling at little "puny." Greg has been "puny" all week with some type of bug. It was time to break out the crockpot and make a big batch of homemade soup. Tonight's soup was Roasted Chicken Vegetable. It was delicious and simple to make. It is a little twist to my white bean chicken soup.
I started out with a really good herb roasted chicken. I pulled off the breast and shredded the chicken for the soup. I was in Kroger on Saturday, so I picked up one of their Savory Roasted Herb whole chickens in their deli section. They are delicious and very moist. The nice thing about these chickens, you can use them for wraps, soups, tacos or just to eat on a sandwich. Plus, my little dog Farrah loves chicken so I make sure she gets a little.
I served up the soup with Greg's favorite club crackers and a few of the medium cheddar cheese slices. We love to have cheese and crackers with our soups.
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Here's the Scoup on The SOUP!
Roasted Chicken Vegetable Soup
3 cans (drained) Bushes Great Northern Beans
1 Small Can Tomato Sauce
1 Small Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Small Can (drained) Sweet Yellow Corn
3 Red Potatoes (Peel & Dice)
1/2 cup Sliced Carrots
1/2 cup - White Onion diced
2 green onions (dice (including the green stem)
Lowry's Garlic Pepper
1 Cup Chicken Stock
1-Cup Water (as needed)
2 cups Roasted Chicken Breast (cooked)
1/2 Teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes
Make sure and drain all the cans and pour into crockpot
Add in the cooked roasted chicken breast
Add in the white onion, diced potatoes, green onion, red pepper flakes, and 2 Tablespoons of the Lowry's Garlic Pepper
Add Salt/Pepper to Taste
Add in the tomato sauce, chicken stock & water (gradually)
Simmer on medium heat (about 4-5 hours) until potatoes are tender
P.S. I add in more pepper, Lowry's Garlic Pepper as I stir to taste.
Greg likes it with club crackers & cheese slices or it is good with my Sweet Yellow Cornbread recipe, of course!
This soup is good in all Seasons........................Enjoy!
Oftentimes on Sunday you are tired. By the time Sunday evening rolls around you think to yourself, "where did the weekend go?" If you work the 40-50 hour week like I do, then you cram your laundry, grocery shopping, Target run, what I call my piddlin" run in. A piddlin" run is when I go to TJMaxx, Marshall's or the Painted Tree to just walk around and piddle. Once Sunday rolls around, it is Church, lunch, and whatever else you have to get done.
Greg and I always like to go to a movie sometime on Saturday or to a show at the Rep if there is one in town. We made it to Sunday evening and sometimes I am just beat! This is an easy meal to throw together. It is filling and a little lighter. I call it the "bread-less taco hamburger."
Here's the deal on the taco burger:
You will need:
Hamburger Patties (I used the lean angus beef)
Lowry's Garlic Pepper (a must in my house)
Salsa (I pick it up fresh at The Fresh Market or Walmart deli) I like mild. I can't handle the heat.
Living lettuce (this is the best lettuce there is)
Shredded Cheese --I like this either mild or sharp cheddar. Kraft is always good. Or you can shred your cheese if you like.
Tonight I served these with Alexa Crispy Rosemary Fries ( You can find these at The Fresh Market)
Lowry's Garlic Pepper & Extra Virgin Olive Oil for these as well
For the Taco Burger:
On your grill pan cook burgers until there is no pink in the middle. You can put them on a griddle if you like or whatever stove top you have. Be sure and add Lowry's garlic pepper ( a few shakes) salt & pepper to taste.
After they are brown (with no pink be sure and pat off the grease. I always take and put mine on a paper towel and really pat the grease off.
Top with shredded cheddar cheese (about a palm size)
Top with the living lettuce and then add 1 Tablespoon of the salsa on top.
Guess what? You are done with those burgers. No need for bread. Remember, we are going bottomless for tonight.
Pre-heat oven to 400 Degrees
Spray a large cookie sheet with Pam Spray to coat
Scatter fries flat throughout the sheet
Sprinkle 1-2 Teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil on top of fries
Sprinkle Lowry's Garlic Pepper on top
Bake at 400 Degrees for approx 20-25 minutes - (don't over bake - these don't need to be too golden)
You have yourself a simple, yet delicious #SundaySupper. You did the cooking, now let your significant other do the cleaning up!
Spaghetti is one of my very favorite meals. I love it cooked on the stove top or baked. It seems for Sunday Supper night, I do prefer it baked. That gives me a chance to do some work or cleaning around the house while it is in the oven. On a cold night, oven casseroles can be the best. Over the summer or hot days I tend to not do the oven as much.
I guess you could call this spaghetti casserole. Who doesn't love a good casserole? #yumilicious This recipe is simple and not expensive to make for a crowd of folks.
Serve this with some of my good 'ole sweet yellow cornbread and you have yourself a great #sundaysupper meal. #sweetyellowcornbread
16 oz spaghetti cooked
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup fresh Parmesan cheese
1 lb ground beef
1 small onion Chopped
4 TSP Lowry's Garlic Pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons Italian dressing
1/2 teaspoon salt or to your own taste
2 Tsp Black Pepper
1 green pepper diced
1 Large Jar Beritolli Tomato Basil Sauce
14.5 oz diced tomatoes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Brown meat, onion, seasonings and green pepper over medium heat making sure to break up the meat very well. (Drain any fat if needed).
Add pasta sauce, Italian seasoning and tomatoes to meat. Simmer 5-10 minutes uncovered. Stir in spaghetti and parsley.
Spread into a 9x13 pan, top with cheeses and bake 25-30 minutes or until hot and cheese is browned and bubbly. Cut into squares to serve.
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I grew up when #SundaySupper included #potroast almost every Sunday afternoon. Mama always made the traditional pot roast, mash potatoes & brown gravy. It was delicious. Oftentimes, she would serve it with some good 'ole homemade cream style corn and those big huge #cathead biscuits she could master.
I think the first time that I ate Italian pot roast was at Carino's. It is delicious! I love good 'ole southern pot roast, but it is great to switch it up some. Italian Pot Roast on a cold winter night is great! This dish is also great to serve on a special day like Valentines Day or a dinner party.
This goes in your Crock-Pot and the longer it cooks, the tender it becomes. Give this a try for a change to ordinary pot roast.
Put all in the Crock Pot on low 6-8 hours and serve! It is delicious and hearty! P.S. My husband likes to have corn-on-the cob with his.
Let's face it. It's a little cold out today. What makes a better Sunday Supper? A hearty soup. I think I have been on a soup kick lately. I was watching the Today Show recently and they were saying if you way to stay fit in 2019 eat soups 3-4 times a week. Soups are filling, let you get your veggies in (when some won't eat them) and make you warm and cozy. A perfect combination for a good #SundaySupper meal.
Tonight it is a yummy tomato, mac & beef soup. It is delicious and it heats up well!
I think my mama made this often when I was a kid. I loved it so much that I frequently would ask for it. Truly delicious! What isn't delicious when you include macaroni with hamburger?
All you need with this is some good 'ole #sweetyellowcornbread and slice a couple of sharp cheddar cheese to go on the side of the plate. You have yourself and your guests one great meal.
Here's the scoop on the soup:
Soups are a great Sunday Supper. You can put them in a crock-pot or put them in your favorite dutch oven on your stove top. Either way, they make a great Sunday Supper meal for yourself or your guests.
I am allergic to jalapenos so this recipe does not include them. You can add them for a garnish on top if you wish. This soup/chicken chili does bring some heat. It is delish and a hearty meal!
P.S. Great Super Bowl Meal!
This is one of my favorite dishes that reminds me of growing up. My mama would make this for Sunday Supper often. Who doesn't love Chili? and Noodles? Put them together and you have a #winwin. This is a great dish for cold weather. There is nothing better than good 'ole comfort food on a Sunday Night with a chill in the air.
Here's the scoop:
Tonight's Sunday Supper
This is a perfect Southern main dish for a hearty Sunday Supper. Served with mash potatoes and some french green beans and that makes a great Sunday Supper for all.
Now that the weather is turning a little cooler for this wonderful fall Season, it is time to bring on the hearty meals.
My husband loves meatloaf. I like this particular recipe because of the brown sugar glaze.
Moist and delicious meatloaf with a yummy brown sugar glaze.
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 package of dry onion soup mix
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F ---Line a casserole dish with foil.
In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, ketchup and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce. Divide evenly among three separate bowls; set aside.
In a large bowl combine garlic, Worcestershire sauce, milk, eggs, salt, pepper, soup mix, ginger, bread crumbs and one bowl (1/3) of prepared brown sugar/ketchup mixture. Add ground beef and mix to thoroughly combine.
Shape into a loaf and spoon one bowl (1/3) of prepared brown sugar/ketchup mixture onto the top of the loaf.
Place the meat loaf, brown sugar/ketchup side down, into prepared casserole dish. Top with remaining bowl (1/3) of prepared brown sugar/ketchup mixture.
Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour, until juices are clear. I do the fork test and make sure it is cooked through in the middle.
Let stand 5-10 minutes before slicing.
The air is a tad cooler here in Little Rock. I am so ready for Fall. I love the aroma's of fall cookin' in the kitchen. Fall by far is my favorite Season!
Tonight's Sunday Supper consisted of Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and those Best Darn French Green Beans that I have posted about. We were pleased with tonight's supper.
For the chicken I headed to The Fresh Market and purchased for $3.99 each the pre-stuffed mozzarella chicken breast. These are delicious and don't take long to make. I just pre-heated the oven to 375 Degrees, Topped with the Lowry's Garlic Pepper and a half cup of the Bertolli's Marinara Sauce. Bake at 375 Degrees for 25 minutes and the are delicious and tender.
The Mash Potatoes - I love the red potatoes to make my mashed potatoes. My mama only used red potatoes. I grew up loving them and they don't disappoint when you want to make mashed potatoes. The nice thing about mashed potatoes is that you can make them in so many different ways by just changing or adding some ingredients. Tonight's potatoes I just used one stick of the Country Crock's Unsalted Stick Butter, 1/4 cup of 2% Percent Milk, Salt, Pepper and topped with just a sprinkle of chives. I used a hand whisk to cream them together. They were delicious and went well with the Mozzarella Chicken.
French Green Beans - This is the only way you will get me to eat green beans. I am not a fan of standard green beans and sure don't want them canned. These are awesome! I buy them fresh at The Fresh Market. Soak them in the Wish Bone's EVOO Avocado Dressing while you are boiling your potatoes. After you soak, put in a small pan, along with the EVOO Avocado Dressing and top with about 1-2 tablespoons of the Lowry's Garlic Pepper. Cook them on your stove top on low and let simmer until tender. They only take about 10-12 minutes and they are great!
This meal is easy to make and can be done in about 30 minutes max. Also, an inexpensive meal for two. The total meal averaged around $7.00 each. That includes adding in the extra ingredients. The couple of local restaurants that serve this type of food would run about $12-16 dollars each.
Enjoy your Sunday Supper's together! They come and go so quick.
xoxo - Pat