Thursday, July 8, 2010

Requested Recipe + OWLS, LOFT + Gen's Pita Pizza!

Good afternoon!! I'm So happy tomorrow is Friday! Say it with me now: HOT DAMN!!

First of all, the recipe that a few of you requested for the Turkey Lasagna. I had one reader suggest eggplant instead of the wheat pasta for lower carbs. I think it'd be GREAT even if one wasn't watching carbs. Hey, I'm all for lower carbs, usually- but not right now seeing as how it fuels me for my runs. *yikes*. Without further ado:

Ingredients:
***TURKEY***
1 pound ground turkey
1 large onion
1 can (14 1/2 oz. size) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz. size) tomato paste
1 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
2 tablespoons parsley flakes
1 clove garlic, chopped
salt to taste ***CHEESE FILLING***
2 2/3 cups cottage cheese
4 ounces Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
***NOODLES AND TOPPING***
8 ounces uncooked lasagna noodles
8 ounces shredded Mozzarella cheese

Directions:

TURKEY: Combine turkey and onion in skillet. Brown and drain. Add the tomato sauce, water, 2 Tbsp parsley flakes, 1 tsp oregano, the tomato paste, the sugar, the clove of garlic, and salt to taste. Simmer 2-3 minutes.

FILLING: Mix cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese (grated), 1 Tbsp parsley flakes, 1 tsp oregano, and basil together in a large bowl.

Spray a 9x13-inch pan with release agent (e.g. Pam).

Add layers of turkey, filling, and noodles as follows: Half the turkey mixture, a single layer of noodles (UNCOOKED), all the cheese filling, another layer of noodles, the remaining half of the turkey mixture, and cover the top with the Mozzarella.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour, COVERED TIGHTLY with foil. Uncover, then bake an additional 15 minutes. Let stand before cutting.

(This recipe from CDKitchen for Best Turkey Lasagna serves/makes 8)


For those of you who don't know: I love owls. I collect owls. Owls of ANY kind. On ANY thing. I found these super cute note cards from a seller on Etsy- persnicketypelican.etsy.com! They were exactly what I was looking for- and you can get them monogrammed! These aren't exactly what I bought, but similar.

I also did some shopping with Ann Taylor LOFT, who had some couldn't-pass-up deals. I ended up purchasing these two dresses:

Sorry for the crappy photos- That's all I could find to use. I'm really hoping the sheath fits right, as it looks SO chic and classy- and I'm wondering if I made the right choice by getting the second dress in plum instead of the black and white. Black and white combo is a NO LOSE situation, ya know? Go check it out and tell me what you think. When the order comes in we'll see how they fit. Do you like LOFT as much as I do? I, of course, don't heart them as much as Anthro, but for classic pieces...They ARE my go-to source.

I have my eye on a few other items from LOFT as well:

* Knit One-Shoulder Dress (out of stock in my size right now)

* Cotton metallic Skirt in Light Bronze (Not sure why I adore this so much...)
* Shimmering Jacquard Skirt in Pink (LOVE IT!!)

Tonight's dinner? Pita Caprese Pizza thanks to Gen :-)

11 Comments:

megan said...

I was a Chi Omega in college so I love owls, too! The Pita Caprese Pizza sounds yummy!

Elizabeth said...

I am going to make this! It looked so yummy from your last post and now I have the recipe!!! Oh yes!! Hope you have a nice weekend! Tell Brady "hi" from Miss Rosie!

Kimberly said...

I love Ann Taylor!! I usually shop the outlets for stuff.

mama k said...

LOFT is my favorite place to shop!! They have had great sales all summer! Got a few dresses when the whole store was 40% off! Cute picks!

Genesis said...

i feel like a celebrity...someone is making something i made and suggested..lol. someone pop the bubble growing in my head :)

i like LOFT clothes, the few that ive found here and there. they always seem to fit well.

Those note cards are so cute! But, let's talk about the dresses - I love them. I must get to Loft or check online asap. I live for classic pieces with a great fit. That's my signature style and those two that you chose are beautiful.

Heather said...

I'm right there with ya! HOT DAMN for Friday :)!!!

Sportsgirl said...

Oh I LOVE that one shouldered dress you linked. I looove one shoulder outfits, they are so flattering on my figure.

HOT DAMN!

You always find the cutest stuff! I love it!

Thanks for all the songs yesterday!! your the best! hope you have a great weekend!

mama k said...

Hi! I gave you an award :) Stop by to check it out!

A recipe, OWLS!, and cute clothes from the LOFT...this is my favorite sort of post :)

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