Monday, July 15, 2013

We were Italian this weekend.....

Its Monday! Again! BOO! It'll be over soon enough though.... Hopefully.

Friday night Andrew & I stayed in an had a relaxing night. I made Lasagna. Its a new recipe of mine, I saw on someones blog. I'm sad to say I can't remember who's blog. Oops. :( But it turned out delicious!! My hubs said it was the best lasagna he's ever had. I love when I get those kinds of compliments from him. :)


-hamburger meat
-marinara sauce
-lasagna noodles
-a block of cream cheese
-shredded Italian blend cheese
-Italian seasoning

Cook the hamburger meat. Drain the meat, then add in marinara sauce and let simmer for about 10 minutes. I used a jar of marinara sauce and added in some oregano & basil. Gives it a little extra flavor. Cook your lasagna noodles in a boiling pot. I only needed about half the box of noodles, maybe less. When noodles are done drain them, then lay them out on paper towels or a dish cloth. I used paper towels, be careful though the noodles kind of stick to the paper towel sometimes. Spread cream cheese on the noodles. This is the hardest part of the recipe. Cream cheese and noodles just do not agree. But trust me its worth it. Spray your baking dish with Pam. Pour in a layer of the hamburger/sauce mixture, then layer the noodles, then sprinkle the cheese on top of the noodles. & repeat until you fill up your dish. Let the top layer be the sprinkled cheese. Then sprinkle the Italian seasoning on top. Put in the oven at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Or long enough to let the cheeses melt. Its done!

It was delish!

Then I did some more cooking on Sunday night. This was a rare occasion for me to cook twice in one weekend. I usually refuse to cook Friday through Saturday.

I made my homemade alfredo sauce for chicken fettuccine. In my husbands words "its like crack..." lol.


-1 stick of butter
-2 tbsp cream cheese
-1 pint of heavy whipping cream
-3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese
-1 tsp garlic powder or salt
(I also add in a little pepper)

(I didn't say it was healthy at

I have had trouble getting the sauce to thicken up. But last night I put the heavy whipping cream in and then the cheese, let this sit for a couple of minutes, then the rest of the ingredients. It seemed thicker than usual. I don't know if putting the cheese in first made the difference or what. It does thicken up once you let it sit for a few minutes also. But its not soupy once you mix it with the noodles and chicken. Its uh-mazing! & so easy.

My crack fettuccine! :)


  1. Yummy! I've never thought to put cream cheese in lasagna before, but I bet that made it so rich and delicious!


    1. I hadn't either until I found that recipe!! It was amazing!!

  2. my mouth is watering a lil, not going to lie :)

  3. Yummm...2 delicious-sounding recipes. I'm attempting manicotti for my hubby tonight. Thanks for sharing these recipes!


    1. Ooo sounds yum! I would love to try manicotti too! We do love our Italian! :)