This week I’m a day early with your weekly recipe. Today we are going to College Station for a Letterman’s get-together of the guys who played on the first team Gene Stallings coached at Texas A & M. Needless to say there will be many embellished stories going around the next couple of days. It will be fun.
Yesterday I spent the day making another garment to wear at Fall Market and Quilt Festival. Fabric manufacturers and pattern companies, who exhibit with us, are happy to give us their new fabric line and pattern line for us to make and wear.
My latest garment is made from Vintage Modern fabric designed by Amy Barickman for RJR Fabrics. The pattern is Over the Top Tunic from Indygo Junction by Amy Barickman. Our Education staff will also be wearing a garment of their choice made in this same fabric line and color way. It will be easy to identify us on the days we wear them. Look for us on the third floor of the George R. Brown Convention Center. That’s where all the classes are held for 10 days. Come visit me in room 340AB. I would love to see you.
I have been sewing and creating since I was a little girl. Every where we have lived I have found friends who also love to create with their hands.
The recipe this week came from Emily Waldron, (from her grandmother) my best friend while Tommy was going to graduate school in 1969-71 in Boston. We each had a young son and did not work outside the home. We got together once a week, alternating our homes while our husbands were in school. We each had only one car so the husbands would come to the house where we were for dinner, and then we’d go home after dinner. It was always a fun day making crafts and dinner together while our sons napped and played with each other.
Best Ever Lasagna
Makes two 9″ X 13″ casseroles
2 lbs. ground meat
4 crushed garlic cloves
12 oz. can tomato paste
28 oz. can tomatoes diced with juice
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
2 tablespoons Oregano
Cover and simmer 30 minutes until slightly thickened.
1 lb. Lasagna noodles. Drain.
dash salt and pepper
¼ cup dried parsley
30 oz. Ricotta cheese
Fill casseroles with alternate layers of
Egg and Ricotta cheese mixture
Cheeses (2 pkgs. Grated Mozzarella and 2 pkgs. Parmesan)
Start with a thin layer of meat sauce. End with sauce and cheese. Cover with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Remove foil last 20 minutes of baking.
This is a great recipe to make for a group of 12. Serve with a green salad and chocolate dessert.
It’s my birthday this month, and I plan to celebrate every opportunity I get. My chemo treatments are working, and I’m thrilled to have another birthday.
Lots of love, hugs and kisses until next week, Judy