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Friday, August 15, 2008

Memaw's Vegetable Soup By: Lindsey

Although it is summer this recipe is yummy! AND what is even better is that you can freeze whatever you don't eat and thaw it out for a later date(which we did and it was still really good!). My husband absolutely loved this soup. And it is easy and cheap if you buy off brand veggies. BTW, this is my grandmother, Memaw's recipe. And I just found out about it. Crazy huh?

1-2 lb. ground beef, fry and drain(I only did 1 lb.)
1 Can of corn
1 Can of english peas
1 Can of green beans
1 Can of butter beans
1 Can of carrots
1 Can of potatoes, cut into quarters or slice
1 Onion, cut up
2 Can's of diced tomatoes(roasted garlic)
1 Can of tomato paste, small
Salt and Pepper to taste

After your beef is fried and drained add all the rest in large pot. DO NOT drain any of the rest. Mix and heat well.

I served it with Jiffy corn bread. And scooped out the veggies onto a plate for my 15 month old. He loved it too!

Skinner's Lasagna By: Lindsey

Hey! Haven't posted in forever. So, I am making the Skinner's (noodles) lasagna recipe that is on the back of the box tonight and I thought I would post it. Actually, I have never written this recipe down because I always trust that it is on the back of the Skinner's lasagna noodles box and yesterday it failed me. :( Thank GOODNESS I practically remembered it AND I had more noodles from before and it had the recipe on it. I love, love, love this homemade lasagna recipe. It is easy, yummy, and great for heated leftovers(for which we will do on Sunday, ha). It serves probably 6.

1 lb. ground beef
3 C. spaghetti sauce(28 oz. jar)
1-1/2 C. water
1-3/4 C. ricotta(15 oz. container)
2 C. shredded mozzarella
1/2 C. grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 C. chopped parsley
1/2 TSP. salt
1/4 TSP. pepper
Box of uncooked skinner lasagna noodles

Preheat oven to 350. In saucepan brown meat; add spaghetti sauce and water; let simmer for 10 minutes. In bowl mix ricotta, 1 half mozzarella, parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper. In 13x9 dish pour 1 C. sauce on bottom. Then put 3 uncooked noodles lengthwise on top of sauce. Then pour sauce over noodles, then add ricotta cheese mixture over sauce, then noodles again. Repeat steps until out of sauce and cheese mixture. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Then bake uncovered for 15 minutes.