Monday, April 4, 2011

The Hubby's Birthday! (& My Mother-in-law's Lasagna Recipe)

Birthday Lasagna and Angel Food Cake!

Well, today is Justin's birthday! I got him a new pair of sunglasses that he needed really bad; and he LOVES them! :D I'm pretty bad at picking out gifts, so it was nice to find him the perfect gift.

Birthdays are a big deal in our family... usually a gift and going out to eat or spending time with friends and family... I told him we could go anywhere and do anything, but this year Justin just wants to stay in and have me make lasagna... (with Angel Food cake, of course). Whatever, it's easy and if it makes the birthday man happy, so be it.

Here is the Lasagna recipe that he is so in love with:

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Mom Biddle’s Lasagna














Ingredients:
Large Prego Spaghetti Sauce (big plastic container)
Uncooked Lasagna noodles
16oz cottage cheese
1 egg
Parmesan cheese
3 cups mozzarella cheese
Italian Sausage

Directions:
1) Cover the bottom of a 9x13 pan with your favorite spaghetti sauce. (I use Prego)
2) Place 1 layer uncooked lasagna noodles in the pan.
3) In a bowl, mix together about 2 cups cottage cheese, 1 egg, and about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, and 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese. Put a thin layer of this mixture on top of the noodles.
4) Cook up 1 or 2 lbs of Bob Evans Italian Sausage. Sprinkle 1/3 of the sausage over the noodles.
5) Pour about 2 cups more spaghetti sauce over the meat.
6) Repeat layers, (as many as the pan will hold) ending with noodles.
7) Pour a thin layer of sauce over the top noodles and sprinkle with parmesan.
8) Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
9) Remove the aluminum foil, sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and bake uncovered until cheese is melted.

Be sure to cook this so that it is done an hour before needed and let it sit. The extra time allows the noodles to absorb any excess liquid. If you want, you can make this a day ahead (my preference). It just tastes better on the second day.

Happy Birthday Justin! I love you!

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