Thursday, September 18, 2014

Going On Vacation

I have been so so busy this week. Busy beyond busy really. Saturday we leave for a real vacation. Not a weekend get away but a full 7 days away to an exotic location. At least it seems exotic to me. Blue water, white sand, and sunshine.
  This will be my last post until I get back. I have decided to unplug while I am away. That is right no computer no face book or any other social media. I am taking my camera and my Kindle( for reading only) as well as my phone but that is the only technology going with me. When I get back I am sure I will have a weeks worth of post about all the fun and life I enjoyed with my family and friends.
 Now let me see if I can make you all hungry enough to drool. 

   A week ago or so I wanted the flavor of lasagna but not the work. I also didn't have lasagna noodles on hand. The craving was strong so I went with it. I chopped the onion, garlic, and strained the spinach while the rigatoni and sausage were cooking. Once the pasta was aldente and the sausage well browned.I mixed all my ingredients together and tossed it in a 400 degree oven. A keeper recipe. I have the feeling I will be craving this a lot. 

 Lasagna Casserole 
 half a box of rigatoni cooked to aldente ( it was an open box and I believe more then half) 
 4 links of Italian sausage cooked and cut into round slices.
 16 oz tomato sauce + a little extra for topping.
5 cloves of garlic minced 
1 onion cut in half and then sliced thin
1 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 box frozen spinach
slices of provolone for topping.
 Mix all the ingredients except the provolone together in a large bowl. Pour into a greased baking dish top with extra sauce if you think it needs more.Cover with provolone cheese and put it in the 400 degree oven. Bake  covered 30 to 40 minutes until the cheese is melted and starting to turn golden brown and the casserole is hot all the way through. uncover the casserole for the last 10 minutes. Let sit a few minutes before serving.

 This is a casserole that can be adjusted anyway you want. There are so many possibility with this recipe.

 Have a great week! Thank you for stopping by. 


  1. Looks wonderful- and wherever you're headed I'm jealous of your vacation, have fun!

    1. It was very tasty, we argued over the leftovers. In the end we shared. Thank you I hope we have a blast. You will hear all about it when I get back.