Easy Meat Lasagna
Prep time-45 minCook time-30 min
2 24 oz jar marinara
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 to 9 long strips lasagna noodles
16 oz ricotta cheese, mixed with 1 beaten egg and 1/2 cup Parmesan and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning.
4 cup mozzarella, shredded. Reserve 1 cup to top Lasagna
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
Crumble the ground beef in a saucepan. Cook until no pink remains, then drain off the fat. Add the onion, garlic and marinara. Simmer. While the sauce simmers, cook the pasta according to the package directions. OR use the no cook lasagne noodles, SUPER easy. If you use the no cook, just simmer the sauce for 5 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
To put lasagna together, place a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of a lightly greased 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan. Layer 1/3 of each, noodles, cottage cheese mixture, and mozzarella. Pinch off small pieces of cream cheese and dot over other cheeses. Add another layer of sauce. Repeat layering 2 to 3 times ending with sauce. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with mozzarella and continue to bake for another 10 to 15 minutes til bubbly and light brown.
Last year I attempted to grow a garden in straw bales. I was so excited, it meant no tilling the yard up, no buying lumber, (I prefer raised beds) less bending, us older folks need to consider our knees and backs, AND……Grady AKA Shithead couldn’t pee on anything. However, it was an epic failure. The only thing that really liked growing in those bales was Swiss Chard. As a matter of fact it is STILL growing. The picture below on the left is last years chard still going strong. The seedlings are this years addition…..we will be charding our brains out.
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So happy to find worms in my compost! Love them little buggers. I don’t, however, love these dang things. Have you ever seen a grub this size before? Ewww, I SOOOO hope you’re not reading this at dinner time. These guys are GROSS!!! I think they are June Bug grubs. I believe June Bugs fly drunk. They zip right at you, fly into windows, spin in circles, go left, then right, smack into buildings…..yup, drunk for sure. Been there once, yup only once. I wasn’t flying—that’s the truth.
Hmmmmm….I think I need some new garden gloves. I gots holes!
Here’s a little tip for you. The next time you boil or steam vegetables, don’t pour the water down the drain, use it to water potted patio plants, and you’ll be amazed at how the plants respond to the vegetable juice.