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One last thing-This week we are on vacation. Grace, hubby and I have traveled with Lana, her hubby and child,and our parents to the Texas Gulf Coast. So, I hope you will forgive us, if Lana and I don’t make it to everyone’s blog posts this week. We may be to exhausted after a day at the beach, to even turn on the computer. Ha ha.
I have shared the Green Chili Lasagna, before. It is a winner at my house. I made it last week, after hubby was laid off his job. It is one of his favorites and I wanted to do something special for him!! I also made sauteed broccoli spears with garlic. This was a new recipe for us. We loved it, so I wanted to share it, as well.
Green Chili Lasagna
1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 -15oz cans tomato sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup sour cream (I use low fat sour cream)
1 cup small curd cottage cheese ( I use low fat)
1 package cream cheese, softened ( I use low fat )
4 green onions, chopped (I usually leave these out and don’g miss them.)
4 oz. chopped green chilis ( I use 2 – 4 oz cans of green chilis. We LOVE the green chili flavor!)
6-8 OVEN READY lasagna noodles ( I have NEVER had a problem with oven ready noodles!)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of grated mozzarella cheese ( or more- more cheese the better)
-In large skillet, brown beef with garlic power;drain well. Add all remaining sauce ingredients to skillet; bring to boil, then simmer for 10 minutes
-In medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients and mix until smooth.
-To assemble: layer uncooked noodles, meat sauce, and filling mixture in 9×13 baking dish prepared with nonstick spray. Repeat with second layer. Sprinkle with parmesan and mozzarella cheese on top.
-Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes. If going to refrigerate to oven, add 10 minutes to bake time.
You can also freeze this uncooked. I have done this twice and it did great.
Sauteed Broccoli Spears with Garlic
2 bunches broccoli, cut into spears
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp jarred roasted garlic
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
salt and pepper to taste
Blanch the broccoli spears in several quarts of salted, boiling water, until bright green and leaves are tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the hot water and plunge in ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain well and set aside. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; add the garlic and crushed red pepper sauteing until browned. Add the broccoli to the pan and toss to coat with the garlic/ pepper mixture and heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.