Hello! This has been such a long weekend for me…but unfortunately not very fun because I’m still sick! We’re at the start of a new week, which means it’s time to talk meal planning! I’m joining Laura of Mommy Run Fast and Jill Conyers for the What’s for Dinner Link Up!
Last week didn’t exactly go to plan. I didn’t make the Chunky Bean and Chicken Chili on Sunday because I realized I didn’t have the right beans (cannelini). On Wednesday I came down with a bad cold, and we ended up getting Indian food take-out. And on Saturday, we had take-out once again. Sometimes the unexpected comes up, and it’s okay! I just want to feel better soon.
Fortunately, I did make the skillet lasagna! This was another recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens 30-Minute Dinners magazine. Of course, the photo in the magazine looked all kinds of perfect and made things seem a lot easier than it really was.
You take about 8 ounces of lasagna and cook that while at the same cooking the ground beef in a skillet. I buy the not-so-cheap 95% lean ground beef, which seems to take a bit longer than the regular ground beef. I added some minced garlic because I read somewhere that garlic is good for you when you’re sick.
The process is simple: Put down a layer of pasta, add pasta sauce, cooked meat on top of that, then shredded cheese (I used Parmesan), and repeat. I added some marjoram seasoning to add a little more flavor.
The bottom ended up being burnt because it took a long time for the top-most layer to cook in the skillet. But once it was done, it was really good, and Bret liked it so it was a win! I think I prefer making lasagna in the oven though…a while back I made a garden lasagna that was to die for!
We have once again gotten to the point where we’re low on food, so I need to pick up a TON of groceries, but I’m not sure when that’s going to happen. We have freezing rain all day today and we’re being warned to stay off the roads, so I think I’m going to be restricted to what’s already in the kitchen. I really need to figure out another good lunch option. While the avocado egg salad worked well for a couple of weeks, I’m in need of something different.