Sunday, October 10, 2010

Fall Food

Since it's the beginning of a new season I wanted to try some new recipes. I made spinach and cheese lasagna which was really good and not that difficult because you didn't have to cook the pasta beforehand (I was skeptical about that, but it came out great). Here's the recipe:  
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces lasagna noodles, uncooked 
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
-Place a small amount of sauce in the bottom of a lasagna pan. Place 4 uncooked noodles on top of sauce and top with layer of sauce. Add 4 more noodles and layer with 1/2 sauce and 1/2 cheese mixture, noodles and repeat until all is layered, finishing with sauce.
-Cover with foil and bake in a preheated oven for 55 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.
I also tried a recipe from a friend's blog for Dutch Apple Bread. It came out great too! Here's the recipe:
Preheat oven to 350˚.
1.  Cream together:  ½ c. butter, 1 c. sugar
2.  Add and beat well:  2 eggs, 1 t. vanilla
3.  Combine separately:  2 c. flour, 1 t. baking soda, ½ t. salt
4.  Add dry ingredients alternately with:  ⅓ c. orange juice
5.  Fold in:  1 c. chopped apples, ⅓ c. chopped walnuts

1 comment:

  1. The lasagna does sound good. we may have to try that.