Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Today I wanted to share a few recipes from a wonderful church cookbook that I got about three years ago. I pull recipes from this book quite often. Most of the recipes are easy to make and low cost.

1 lb. ground beef
2 1/2 T. fresh grated onion
1 1/2 large cans tomatoes mashed well before adding
1/2 cup tomato paste
1 T. chopped parsley (fresh is best)
1 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt (or to taste)
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 lb. grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 lb. grated sharp cheddar cheese
lasagna noodles

Combine cheeses together and set aside. Cook meat in skillet until brown. Meat should be well broken and loose. Stir well, and drain. In large pot add next 9 ingredients to the beef. Simmer this while cooking the noodles. In large pot of boiling, salted water, add enough noodles to cover the bottom of casserole dish to be used. (About 6-7 noodles.) Cook until tender and drain well. Line your baking dish with cooked noodles. Add a layer of the combined cheeses on top. (You may add a layer of ricotta cheese to this, but it is optional.) Then add a layer of meat sauce. Top with remaining cheese mixture. Bake at 325-350 degrees for 40 minutes. Let stand about 20 minutes before serving. Serve with garlic bread and crisp tossed salad. Gwen Crane

* I made this last night for our family and we really enjoyed it! She had put in the recipe that she had been cooking this lasagna for over 30 years!

2 c. Graham Cracker Crumbs
1 stick margarine, melted
2 eggs
2 sticks margarine, melted
1 box confectioner's sugar
5 or 6 large bananas
1 large can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 large container cool whip
chopped pecans
Hershey's chocolate syrup
Mix the graham cracker crumbs with 1 stick of margarine. Press into 9 x 15 Pyrex. Beat until fluffy (15 minutes) the eggs, 2 sticks of margarine, and confectioner's sugar. Pour into crust. Add sliced bananas, pineapple, cover with Cool Whip. Decorate top with nuts, cherries, and syrup. Chill. Cheryl Downs

*We will be trying this recipe this coming weekend. It sounds delicious!

I hope you enjoy these recipes. I have said it before, you just can't beat church recipes! Have a super Tuesday!



Pam said...

That lasagna does sound good. I'll have to try it.
Our school doesn't start until August 5th. The same day B. goes back to GL. I can imagine trying to tell A. that I am starting his earlier than hers. I can hear the comments and grouchiness now.

Together We Save said...

That bananna split dessert sounds wonderful. Thanks.