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Measure-In Monday | Week #2

Well, folks, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is I lost 2 and a half inches all over… the bad news is I didn’t reach my daily water intake last week, so this week, I’m sticking with that as my goal until I can manage an entire week without missing a day!

Last week was a trial, given the stuff going on with the house we’re currently in, and moving within the next week. It’s been stressful!

But my husband and I had our anniversary yesterday, so we went to this restaurant in the town we’re moving to. It was so good! I got this veggie filled cajun alfredo with blackened chicken, and my husband got a classic chicken fried steak. Our eldest ended up with this huge mac n cheese burger!

A few bites in and I was filled to the brim! Obviously I took the rest home for leftovers lol

This week is going to be heavy on the packing so I probably won’t upload my workouts, but I assure you, they are getting done! Until next time!

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Simplest Lasagna Recipe Ever!

Recently, I channeled my inner Garfield and created a simple, but delicious lasagna! My toddler is SO picky, but he ate this up like it was candy. I even let my 10 month old (at the time) try some and he bounced in his high chair for more! It’s safe to say that this is a winner of a meal.

This is perfect for beginners, especially for parents and friendly gatherings! If you’re having a little dinner party with your closest friends, everyone bringing their own special dish, this is the perfect host/hostess main dish.

For this recipe, I used breakfast sausage rather than beef because the spices in sausage enhance the flavor of the lasagna. I’m sure you could use it as an excuse to have lasagna leftovers for breakfast too!

Timing is the only important part of this meal, but if you cook the meat to where it’s done before all of the lasagna noodles are boiled, you don’t have to worry.

The meaty sauce part is probably the easiest part of this all, and oh so good! Tomatoes, sauce, and meat create the heart of this dish!

I’d be lying if I said the ricotta wasn’t my favorite part of this dish. You guys know I’ve been doing a bunch of different monthly challenges, and red meat is now out so this isn’t a dish I’m making this month but man, oh man! I can practically taste the ricotta! Be warned, however, because spreading it on the noodles is pretty tricky.

Cheese lovers, meat lovers, carb lovers. This dish is for EVERYONE.

INGREDIENTS:

9 Lasagna noodles
16 oz. Breakfast sausage
8-12 oz Can of diced tomatoes
1 Jar pasta sauce
1 Tub of ricotta cheese
4 Cups of mozzarella cheese
Sprinkling of parmesan

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Boil the lasagna noodles and set aside
  3. Line the pan with pasta sauce – not too thin, not too thick
  4. Brown sausage in crumbles over the stove as you would, drain the grease, and remove from heat
  5. Add both the can of diced tomatoes and pasta sauce, and stir until evenly distributed
  6. Place 3 noodles atop the sauce lined pan
  7. Spread ricotta, followed by sauce mixture, then sprinkle a cup of mozzarella. Lay down another layer of noodles, followed by ricotta, sauce, and another cup of mozzarella
  8. On the last layer, spread the ricotta, sauce, the rest of the mozzarella, then drizzle it with parmesan
  9. Heat until the top is golden brown, about 45 minutes – Just make sure to watch every five-ten minutes

Enjoy!! My mouth has been watering the entire time I’ve been writing this post!