Friday, September 17, 2010


I'm not a great cook. Never have been, don't really strive to be. But I do try new recipes. I'm a recipe person. I don't like the "a pinch here" or "a dash there" approach to cooking. I want measured control.

When I find something that works, I generally stick with it. When I find something that Jon likes, I try to keep it on the menu. (he's probably thinking, "what menu?? You cook twice a month and all of a sudden you have a menu?") A couple of weeks ago I found a great website with healthy and healthified recipes. One that REALLY stuck out was the Healthified Skillet Lasagna. I tried it out and it was a hit with Jon. Christen could take it or leave it I think.

I made it again this week and decided to take pictures of the process. I guess to prove to myself that I can actually make something that tastes great and isn't TOO bad for you.

I used ground turkey this week. I must admit, I really dislike touching any kind of raw meat. I will wash my hands countless times while cooking because of this. There is also two cloves of chopped garlic and just 1/4 of a chopped onion mixed in there.

These are all the other ingredients. You're supposed to use the tiny lasagna noodles, but I can never find them at the supermarket, so I just use the big ones and break them up. The recipe also calls for bell pepper, but since I'm the only one in the house hold that eats bell pepper, I leave it out. (sorry for the poor lighting and picture quality, I used my camera phone)

All the ingredients are in and have been simmering for about 10 minutes here. Yumm-O!

Here's in my bowl, with the four kinds of Italian cheeses just melting all over it! This is really what makes it sooooo goooood!!!

And just before I devoured the whole bowl!! Yep, I'm not much of a cook , but I can follow directions. So that means I can come up with something edible every now and then.


Irritable Mother said...

"You cook twice a month and all of a sudden you have a menu?"
This made me laugh out loud. REALLY!
Thanks. I needed that tonight.
I actually make a menu every week. I go through my cook books and choose meals, then make my grocery list from the menu. It's really nice because I only 'think' about dinner once a week.
On any given day when I wonder what I need to get out of the freezer to thaw, I just look at my menu. No need to think about it! *grin*

WhisperingWriter said...


I need to know exact measurements too. Otherwise I screw everything up.

Boise Buhrley's said...

wow, this looks super easy and good! Thanks for sharing. I really need help on the whole menu thing!! If I don't know what I'm going to make before the time comes to cook it... I usually don't cook! :)

I've been out of the blogging world for a while and thought I'd pop in, glad I did- i now have a dinner for my menu!

Farmgirl Paints said...

YUM!! No wonder you ate the whole bowl. I'd be going back for seconds.