Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Quicky Lasagna

Tonight I made Slow Cooker Lasagna. I don't remember where I got the recipe....I ripped it out of a magazine and can't tell from which one! I've had the recipe tucked in with all the other "To Try" and today when I was running a little behind, I figured this would be perfect.


Cooking spray
1 lb lean ground beef, cooked and drained
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1/2 box no boil lasagna noodles, broken in half
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup onion, minced
15 oz tub ricotta cheese (I used light)
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Spray inside of slow cooker with cooking spray (or use a disposable liner). Cook beef and drain. Add spaghetti sauce, garlic, onions and spices. Stir to combine. In separate bowl combine ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. In the slow cooker, layer in this order: beef, noodles, cheese mixture. Create several layers and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours.

We got home from the kids music lessons, I threw a loaf of garlic bread in the oven, steamed some asparagus and we had an awesome meal fifteen minutes after walking in the door!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

WFMW - Water Marks

I need some help! When we built our house three years ago, I HAD to have these faucets in all three of our bathrooms. I thought they looked so cool when the water flowed out of them. Now I hate them, but hubby won't replace them because they cost too much money!

We have a well here (we live in the sticks), but have a water softener. All the faucets have this white line along the sides from where the water sits after you turn the faucet off. I don't know if it's a hard water stain, salt stain or just the work of the devil. I've tried baking soda, CLR, Bar Keepers Friend and nothing seems to take these stains off. It looks horrible and I'm willing to try anything that anyone suggests!