Sunday, April 10, 2011

Weekend Madness!

This weekend was crazy busy!  
Saturday I walked over to a neighbors garage sale ~ look what I found!!
 3 mirrors (Big Gold one $1, Tall wood one $1, Square wood one $.75, Picture Frame $.50)
 Adorable Elephant Magazine Holder $1. (He is on the paint & Modge Podge List!)
 This awesome solid wood end table (its big!) for $5. (This is also on my paint & Modge Podge List).
 Here is the after of the mirror above.  (I primed one coat with kilz primer & then 2 coats of white gloss from Rustoleum) I just love the details on this one!
Stay tuned for more makeovers! 
I have a pink dresser in progress plus lots of sewing projects ;-)

Baked 80 choc chip cookies for kids activities this week 
(they're in the freezer so I can pull them out when its time) 
And this awesome Lasagna ~ its SO yummy!!
1 tablespoon olive oil, plus extra for pan
1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, chopped
1 (8-ounce) jar tomato sauce
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1 (8-ounce) box no-boil lasagna noodles
2 large eggs
1 cups cottage cheese
1 cup Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 teaspoons dried chopped parsley leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
1 (8-ounce) bag shredded mozzarella
1 (8-ounce) bag shredded Cheddar
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish.
In a large saute pan, over medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil and saute meat, onion, and garlic until meat is browned, breaking up
meat with a wooden spoon. Drain pan of fat and add stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste. Cover and simmer for 15
minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, then mix in cottage cheese, 1/2 cup Parmesan, parsley, salt, pepper, and seasoning salt.
Spread a little of the meat sauce in the bottom of the prepared pan. Lay half the noodles in the bottom of the baking dish, overlapping by
1/2-inch. Spread half the egg and cottage cheese mixture evenly on top. Sprinkle half the mozzarella and Cheddar evenly over the
cottage cheese mixture. Pour half the meat sauce on top. Repeat layering in same order. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan on top.
Bake in center of oven 30 to 35 minutes until sauce is bubbling around the edges. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Freckles and Fun said...

RIDICULOUS!!!!! I'm crazy jealous right now! That must've been one heck of a garage sale! SO exciting - bet nothing could bring you down this weekend :)

ShoopTroop said...

Cool stuff!!!
I have a friend that took a mirror - maybe your smaller one - and she hot glued all kinds of old fashion jewelry on the frame. Then used it as a center piece on the table with a flower vase. Really pretty.
Aunt Bren

Freckles and Fun said...

That's a good idea Brenda...might have to steal it someday when my kids stop destructing everything I put out for decoration...