Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowed in with the Guys ~ Day 2

We got 2" of snow Sunday night and that means all travel shuts down in our little corner of the world. No kidding, the mailman didn't even venture out to his appointed rounds!

So, what's a girly-girl to do when she's shut up in the house with her three guys? It's useless to do her normally scheduled house cleaning chores. The guys might not be able to go to work or classes but they can get out and sled and then come dripping back into the house. Instead of complaining, I'll just wait it out and clean up after everyone's gone back to their respective jobs and school. In the meantime, I'll sew and craft!

I've had this pattern for a while and bought a piece of poly/spandex fabric at Walmart Saturday so I could try it out.

Here's the results.

Keeping on with my Sunday Lunch ideas, here's what we had after church this past Sunday:

Crock Pot Lasagna
15 oz. ricotta or cottage cheese
2 cups (8 oz) mozzarella cheese, grated
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 egg
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 lb ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce
1 cup water
6 lasagna noodles

  • In a bowl, mix ricotta/cottage cheese, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, egg and parsley; set aside. 
  • Brown meat in a large skillet; drain and sprinkle with salt. Stir in spaghetti sauce and water.
  • Spoon 1 cup of meat sauce mixture into crock pot; top with layers of half each of the noodles (broken to fit) and cheese mixture.
  • Cover with 2 cups of remaining meat sauce.
  • Top with remaining noodles, cheese mixture and meat sauce. 
  • Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours or until liquid is absorbed. 
  • Sprinkle with remaining cheeses; let stand covered 10 minutes or until cheeses melt.
While the lasagna is standing I chop up and wash fresh vegetables ~ broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots ~ to serve as a side.

This is a great meal to come home to on a cold wintry Sunday.

This post is linked to: Whatever You Want Wednesday


  1. The top looks amazing and the Lasagna sounds delicious.Enjoy the snow.

  2. Hi You have such a lovely blog that I wanted to let you know that you have received the Stylish Bloggers Award so other bloggers can connect with other beautiful blogs they haven't visited before! Such a wonderful way to share. Heartful Hugs Marilou

  3. Dear Sherry, That new top is just beautiful..Maybe the guys should stay home more often..(Okay bad idea) anyway, it looks fabulous...

    We are getting 18" of snow tomorrow and what a coincidents..I brought home all the stuff needed to make a lasagna..how funny is that (I would be working with 2" of snow..but not 12-18'--)
    Enjoy your time,

  4. Wonderful top! Cant wait to see what you have in store for us next.

  5. Thanks for sharing photos of your new top - it looks great. The lasagna sounds delicious too. I love crock pot meals! Thanks for visiting Cottage and Creek.
    ~ Lynn

  6. I'm always scared of sewing with stretch fabrics.

  7. Wonderful job sewing--you are so smart, creative & saving $$$. Give yourself a big hug. Your recipe has inspired me for tomorrow's meal . . .

  8. Wonderful job sewing--you are so smart, creative & saving $$$. Give yourself a big hug. Your recipe has inspired me for tomorrow's meal . . .

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  10. What a pretty top!


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