Make lasagna? Too lazy...
Yesterday it rained all day, and all I wanted to do was snooze and watch Netflix. I've gotten addicted to a British mystery series called Midsomer Murders. I'm also a HUGE fan of Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple series. I'm sure this says something about me. I think it's a step up from my old favorite - horror. Just between us, I still enjoy creepy make-me-jump-out-of-my-seat horror films, just not the slashers (Wanna watch Friday 13th anyone?) that I used to watch as a teenager.
After watching a few movies, I checked out a kindle book from my local library called Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar--Your Brain's Silent Killers. It's given me a lot to worry about, and I'm thinking about starting a series on the blog called the Grain Free Experiment. Have you read the book? What did you think? Is a grain brain something you're concerned about? I have a Pinterest board that I'm using to post recipes that I'm going to potentially test and review. You can check it out if you're interested in grain free or paleo recipes.
* Getting back to lazy day lasagna~
Lazy rainy days are also wonderful for making use of the slow cooker. I wanted the lasagna to make itself, and it practically did. Practically. If you have a lazy day, doesn't have to even be raining, check out this easy lasagna recipe.
Fix-It and Forget-It Lightly's recipe calls for broad egg noodles, and The Frugal Farm Girl has a Gluten Free Egg Noodle Recipe (you can make them wider). I haven't tried replacing store-bought egg noodles with her recipe yet, but it looks to be a good option. I will definitely give it a go next time. Here is another recipe by Carla's Gluten Free Recipe Box: Gluten Free Egg Noodles. If you try either of these recipes, please share how they worked out for you.
If store bought is more your thing, I found MANISCHEWITZ Extra Wide Egg Noodles, 12-Ounce Bags (Pack of 12). It's currently listed at $37.36 with free shipping. If you find it cheaper anywhere, please let us know in the comment section. I'm all about frugal meals.
Paleo/Grain Free bread to serve with lasagna~
Healthy Crock Pot Lasagna Recipe
Recipe by Frances Musser, Newmanstown, PA
Makes 6 servings
(Ideal slow-cooker size: 4-quart)
Calories: 300 ♥ Fat: 9 ♥ Carbs: 33g ♥ Fiber: 3g ♥ Protein: 21g ♥ Sodium: 590mg ♥ Cholesterol: 50mg ♥ Points Plus: 9 ♥ Old Points: 6
Quick LasagnaFix-It and Forget-It Lightly Revised & Updated: 600 Healthy, Low-Fat Recipes for Your Slow Cooker
- ¼ lb. extra-lean ground beef
- 8-oz. pkg. broad egg noodles (see *gluten-free option above)
- 1 cup fat-free cottage cheese
- ½ cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2½ cups spaghetti sauce
- Brown ground beef in a nonstick skillet and set it aside.
- Cook noodles and drain. Toss the noodles with cheeses.
- Mix together browned beef and spaghetti sauce.
- Spoon one-third of meat sauce in bottom of slow cooker.
- Layer in half of noodles. Repeat layers.
- Cover. Cook on low 5-6 hours.
- Grab your fork and enjoy!