Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New Post! Lasagna Cupcakes!

I love the Foodnetwork! I was watching Aarti's Party last week and saw this most ingenious recipe for Lasagna Cupcakes. I adapted it to my needs. I am still doing WW and have about 3 weeks left before my Disney trip so there is still hope lol!

I adapted the recipe to what I had on hand. Here is how I made it:

Lasagna Cup Cakes

36 won ton wrappers
1 lb ground turkey (recipe calls for chicken sausage)
1 28oz can crushed tomatoes (mine had basil in it)
1 onion diced
4 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp garam masala (found in international food aisle)
1 TBSP orange marmalade (called for mango chutney)
1 tsp Italian seasoning.
1 pinch ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup ricotta
1/2 c mozzarella additional 1/4 c for topping
1/4 cup Parm (I used the Kraft crumbly kind)

Set oven to 375. Brown turkey and onion together. I like to salt along the way. Add the garlic when the meat is no longer pink. In the mean time add the cheese to the ricotta and give a stir. Add the garm masala and marmalade along with the crushed tomatoes. Let the flavors meld for a few minutes. Assemble the "cupcakes" in a 12 holed muffin tin. I sprayed mine for good measure with cooking spray.

Lay one of the won tons down. Then some of the sauce and meat. Lay another won ton in a different way. (I did this step to all of them: my daughter had two cheese ones) Add more sauce and a TBSP of cheese. Lay another won ton on top of that. On the 3rd or top layer add some sauce and sprinkle with mozzarella.

Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes. Let them cool for about 5 minutes. You should be able to pull them out with your fingers. Each had about 5 points per serving but are very filling.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes

It was a busy week last week. Not only did my children go back to school I also went back to work. My hours are now from 2:30PM-6PM. I have made a few crock pot meals this week which saves on time. This morning my neighbor brought me some produce. I am so thankful for her! I haven't had to go produce shopping in a few weeks.
Well here is one of my favorite recipes I made this week. It would also be good with chopped ham. Since I have a vegetarian in my house it's just easier to omit it. Also you can use any cream soup you like. I used cream of mushroom but it's really good with cream of chicken.

Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c sour cream
1 c. shredded cheese
8 medium potatoes sliced
1/2 onion diced
salt and pepper

Par boil the potatoes for 3-5 minutes.  Drain the potatoes and add to the crock pot. On top add the mushroom soup, sour cream, cheese, and onion. Give a stir. Heat on high for 3 hours. season with salt and pepper. Serve with ham.