Monthly Archives: January 2014
Tagged beef, lasagna, new to me cooking challenge, skillet lasagna
It’s week 5 of my New 2 Me Cooking Challenge! And… I made ANOTHER recipe (slightly) adapted from the Spiffy Cookie. I swear that woman understands my food-eating-soul. I mean the part of me that loves simple & quick, but still delicious and filling. So whatever you call that… she gets it.
I cut the original recipe in half, and substituted broken lasagna noodles for the shells. It is called Skillet Lasagna, after all. Hubs was still hungry after he ate his portion, so I’ll probably make the whole amount next time.
I used all low-calorie ingredients while I was making this… lean beef, Prego Heart Smart Roasted Garlic sauce, the ricotta only had 50 calories per serving, and the mozzarella was reduced fat & made with skim.
I used homemade Italian seasoning, but I’m sure you can buy it in the spice aisle at the grocery store.
Also… I forgot to take pictures. I was so hungry I devoured my dinner. Hubs wasn’t home at dinner time and he mushed his leftovers too much for it to look pretty. I’ll get one the next time I make this Skillet Lasagna. It’ll probably be very soon. Like next week. I think this’ll be going into our regular dinner rotation.
See my version of this Skillet Lasagna!
I adapted this Sausage & Corn Chowder a smidge from Lemons For Lulu. It popped up in my blog-reader-feed-thingy last week and I *knew* I had to make it for my New 2 Me Cooking Challenge week 4! I’m so glad I did.
The original recipe is called “Skinny”, but at over 250 calories per cup… I just couldn’t. I’ve never made chowder before, so I’m not sure if 250 calories is a lot, but it seems like it is for 1 cup of soup? Or maybe I *think* it’s a lot because I’m a calorie-counting-crazy-lady? Who knows?
What I do know is… this chowder is delish. It’s totally worth the extra time I had to take to scrape burnt sausage off the pan that I left on the stove because I forgot I was cooking sausage and started putzing around on the interwebs. Ooops.
It’s the perfect thickness & consistency for a cold & snowy day. Next time I make this, I’m going to brown the hash browns after I cook the sausage. I’m interested in how the crispier potatoes would taste in this.
We also had Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits with this Sausage & Corn Chowder. Instead of rolling them out multiple times & using a round cutter I cut them into square chunks.
Check out the recipe for Sausage & Corn Chowder, or look at the other 2014 New 2 Me Cooking Challenge recipes.
Tagged corn, new to me cooking challenge, potatoes, sausage, sausage & corn chowder