September 16, 2011

A Crockpot Kinda Day

It's a rainy day....   a day with appointments to keep
and time to save! A perfect day to try one tried and true
and a brand new (to me) recipe....Have you ever made
Crockpot Lasagna?
No, well me either until today.

Ingredient list:
Spagetti sauce  (I used one can Hunt's, one jar of
home made and 1 can of paste)
Sweet sausage & grond beef
Package of frozen cheese ravioli
Fresh baby spinach  (optional)
Shredded cheese 
Crock Pot
(size depending on quantity you want to make!)

Cook the sweet sausage and ground beef then
add the sauce to make a nice thick spagetti sauce. 
(I also added about 2 TBsp of my frozen pesto for added flavor)
I sprayed the inside of the crockpot with an
olive oil spray to keep things from sticking...
this is totally optional.

Put a little bit of sauce on the bottom then start layering:
frozen ravioli  (enough to cover the sauce)
a little fresh spinach
a little shredded cheese
top with sauce
Repeat until you've used up your ingredients... top with cheese!
Turn the crock pot on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 4.
Serve hot with garlic bread... DELICIOUS!

Now for desert, how about a little  APPLE CRISP
with vanilla ice cream.... yummy!! 
 I can hardly wait to come home and smell this all cooking!

Peel and cut up 6-8 good sized apples 
(enough for 6-8 cups) put into a large bowl add
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup flour
2TBsp water
1 Cup oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 TBsp butter   (cut up)
Mix all of this together and put into a 4 quart crock pot
(Previously sprayed with olive oil so it won't stick).
Cook on low for a few hours!! 

Seriously, most crock pot recipes are very forgiving... 
 if you cook it a LITTLE bit longer or
shorter length of time it will be ok.
You can also USUALLY cook on high for
almost half of the time.

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