I can't believe it is Friday already. What a crazy week it has been! Here's a weekly-wrap up and a recipe.
One finished project.
Yes, I know you have all been wondering since last Friday if my bathroom supplies were organized this week. They were. I won't bore you with photos or the details.
One Awesome Kid Trick
Check out Juan Carlos (3 yrs old) :
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One Night Out on the (Small) Town:
Last night we attended what was supposedly the "social event of the year" here in Small Town. Social events are not my fortet. K-squared's mom got us each an appointment with a hair and make-up girl so we would look presentable. When Juan Carlos got his first look at his new and improved mom he said, "Mom, you look ugly". Great for the ol' confidence. Luckily, Guapo did not agree!
The event STARTED at 9:00. With the Latin Lateness factor, things didn't get under way until 11:00, which is just about my bedtime. All and all it was a bust. It was filled with bad, cheesy music, played at a volume that made insipid small talk all but impossible, cheap appetizers (ritz crackers and cream cheese?), and worst of all, not being able to freely take pictures so I could more fully blog about it (Guapo warned me photos are frowned upon when so much alcohol is being consumed).
Dinner. was. served. at. MIDNIGHT.
And with it my one chance to semi-inconspicuously take a couple of photos. (Our rich friends were sitting across from us and they thought I was taking a picture of myself). Here's what dinner looked like:
Notice the side of green pasta. It was topped with stinky cheese and a cherry. A maraschino cherry to be exact. What the heck? No Cool Story, is this normal?
This is what my plate looked like after dinner.
Sorry, I just can't do cherries and green pasta.
This week's freezable idea is lasagna. Lasagna is a pain in the rear to make, so when I get around to doing it I always make at least two batches, and sometimes 3. My mom makes the best lasagna; here's how she does it.
First, you prepare one batch of sauce (she makes homemade, but I usually just do one jar of Prego and 1 lb. of ground beef). Cook 9 lasagna noodles to al dente. Prepare cheese filling by mixing the following:
1 16 oz. cottage cheese (you can use ricotta if you prefer, or a mixture of the two)
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp garlic salt
You will also need 4 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
Put a little of the sauce in the bottom of a greased 9X13 pan and then layer in the following order: noodles, cheese mixture, mozzarella, sauce, noodles, cheese mixture, mozzarella, sauce, noodles, sauce, mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
To serve immediately: cook covered with foil at 350 degrees for around 45 minutes, or until bubbly on top.
To freeze: cover with Saran wrap and then foil. Let it cool in the fridge and then transfer to freezer.
If you like, serve with a maraschino cherry on top.
Have a great weekend.