Monday, June 13, 2011

my weekend

$4 bouquet of fresh cut flowers from LI's Farmer's Market
Brunch homemade apple pancakes
Sunday stroll through Balboa Park's Botanical Garden:

First attempt (and semi-cheating) at making homemade lasagna for dinner.  Easy Recipe and so good!
Preheat the oven to 375°F
9-12 lasagna noodles (about 1/2 of a 1 lb. box)
1 lb. bulk Italian sausage or ground beef, cooked and drained
2 jars marinara sauce
1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
4 cups (16 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (2 oz.) grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, lightly beaten

Combine the ricotta, 3 1/2 cups of the mozzarella and parmesan. Add 2 lightly beaten eggs. Combine until well-mixed. Lightly grease a 13" by 9" baking pan or dish and add a small amount of the remaining marinara sauce to the bottom.
Arrange the noodles to cover the surface of the dish, slightly overlapping. Spread half of the cheese mixture evenly over the noodles, and then cover with half of the meat sauce. Repeat for another layer of noodles, cheese, and meat.
 Finish a last layer of noodles and then cover with the remaining mozzarella, adding leftover marinara sauce to the sides and corners if necessary to avoid drying out. Cover with foil and bake for thirty minutes. Uncover and bake for another ten minutes.

How was your weekend?


VIVIENNE said...

those flower photos are stunning x

Haute and Fierce

Leah said...

thx! :)

cheryl said...

i live in SD and i love balboa park!

Anonymous said...

what a delicious weekend! thanks for visiting my blog, yours rocks-following!

amy leah
the coquetiquette

Joanna said...

the food looks so damn good!

It-Blogirls said...

Wooow these pictures are so beautiful! love the flowers!

mary said...

How cute are you?! And these noodles look soo yummy! Im your newest follower! xox!

Kaycie said...

Mmm I'm going to change my lasagna recipe a little bit next time, that looks incredible!