Saturday, January 15, 2011

three days of freedom.

a three-day holiday weekend.
the perfect excuse to relax after a long holiday season.
& conquer some of the recipes i've been collecting.
i was in complete recipe overload!

i chose a turkey & broccoli slow cooker lasagna.
& spent the day cleaning the kitchen
& cleaning out the soon-to-be nursery.
it's.. umm.. getting there?

turkey & broccoli slow-cooker lasagna..
adapted from some magazine which i've lost the title to.. oops.

1. cook one onion & a spoonful of minced garlic over medium-heat about four minutes, or until onion is soft.
2. add 1.25lb ground turkey to onion & cook until pink is gone, drain. add salt, pepper & oregno to taste.
3. in a small bowl combine 15oz of low-fat ricotta and 1/2 cup of shredded italian cheese blend.
4. thaw and squeeze dry 10oz package of frozen chopped broccoli (next time i might double this?)
5. in crock pot layer 6 lasagna noodles (broken in pieces as needed), top with half meat mix, half broccoli mix, half a 24oz jar of tomato sauce and 1/4 cup of water.
6. spread cheese mix over top of layer in crock pot.
7. add another same amount layer of noodles, meat, broccoli, tomato sauce & water.
8. cook on low for 5 hours or high for 4 hours.
9. top with another 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and let heat for 15 minutes in crock pot.

& ta da..

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