Pre Season Football has Ended

Tonight was the last night of the Pre Season Football 2009. It was a nice four weeks of football. I am now ready for regular season football. Tim’s Dallas Cowboys did fair 2 wins 2 losses. So Tim is pretty happy with his team.


To celebrate the end of Pre Season we decided to have Tracy’s boyfriend Larry over for homemade lasagna. Everybody enjoyed the dinner, After dinner Eddie and Liz joined us for the game. This was my first football dinner this year but I know there will be many many more and I will share my game day menus with ya’ll throughout the season. hopefully ya’ll will find something ya’ll enjoy on the menus and give them a try.


Patti’s Lasagna:

2 pounds ground beef  (as lean as you can get)

1 1/2 pounds Italian sausage

1 pound ricotta cheese

1 large cottage cheese

1 pound mozzarella cheese

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

3 jars spaghetti sauce your favorite brand

2 tablespoons Italian seasoning

1 tablespoon garlic powder

8 ounces parmesan cheese (shredded) for topping the lasagna after it comes out of the oven


Brown the ground beef and Italian sausage; drain;  add 1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce mix well; set aside. While the meat is browning mix together the ricotta, cottage and mozzarella cheeses. Add the egg and spaghetti sauce to the cheese mixture mix well. Boil noodles as per package directions.

Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place about a 1/4 cup of sauce in the pan. Spread across bottom of the pan. place a layer of the prepared noodles in pan add 1/4 cup cheese spread over the noodles. Now add a layer of the meat mixture. Add another layer of noodles, cheese, and meat. Do this layering one more time ending with a final layer of noodles. Pour sauce over the last layer of noodles. Cover pans with foil. Bake in the oven for 1 hour to 1 hour fifteen minutes. Uncover for the last ten minutes of baking time. let rest for 10 minutes prior to cutting and serving. This recipe will make 2 pans of Lasagna.

Serve with a nice salad and garlic bread.

GO COWBOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope to see ya’ll really soon.

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