Monday, April 18, 2011

I Cooked!!

Yes, I did & it was edible. Not only was it edible it was really good! I know, I'm surprised myself. I made Mexican Lasagna. I wasn't able to go to Yogalates today because I wasn't able to leave work early. So, I came home & cooked. Mexican Lasagna is real cooking too. I used a recipe, a pot & a skillet, my Pampered Chef 9x12 stoneware baking pan & several different ingredients. It's a fairly easy recipe if you cook a lot. I don't & when I do I tend to make mistakes. Dean reminded me of my 2 oz. of milk banana pudding mistake today. It wasn't my finest moment. I thought I'd share the recipe in case anyone's looking for something different to cook. I for one get so tired of eating the same stuff all the time. Also, we tried ground turkey for the first time. It was good. I like that it's not all bloody. That always grosses me out.

  • Tortilla's - You can use whatever size you want. I use the larger ones & I used whole wheat to try & make it somewhat healthier
  • (1) 10 oz. can of Rotel
  • (1) 10 oz. can of Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 lbs. of Ground Meat or Turkey
  • Taco Seasoning
  • 8 oz. of Mexican blend grated cheese
  • 1 lb. of Mexican Velveeta
So, you start by browning the meat. Once that's done follow the directions on the taco seasoning & mix with the meat. Then add the Enchilada Sauce.

In a skillet melt the Velveeta then add the rotel.

Use a 9x12 pan & put some of the cheese mixture on the bottom, then layer the tortillas. Just cover the bottom with them. I used 3 on this layer. Then pour some of the cheese mixture on top of the tortillas. Then pour some of the meat, layer more tortillas & repeat with the cheese mixture & the meat. I did 3 layers of tortillas & then put the last of the cheese & meat mixtures on top & covered that with the grated cheese. Then you bake it at 350 for 30 mins. Pretty simple huh??

We had a pretty laid back weekend. Aside from breakfast after Mass with friends & dinner with friends at Fuzzy's Taco Shop Sunday evening we didn't do much. We worked in the yard Saturday. Everything is trimmed & weeded. Sunday, Allison & I walked the lakes again. Another 3.5 miles down, along with another pound last week. Woo Hoo!!!



  1. You crack me up! Well, according to your comments, I guess "Congrats" are in order for your cooking skills! This sounds really good. I substitute ground turkey in almost everything that calls for ground beef. It seems to work fine as long as there is plenty of flavoring in the dish. I also always use whole wheat tortillas. Some are better than others. Some I've found are just shy of "soft cardboard" but, hey, they're healthy, right? LOL!!! I might have to figure out a substitute for the Velveeta, though. Just sayin', anything that creamy, smooth & delish, is never healthy!

    Congrats on the weight loss! That's really terrific.

  2. Didn't you find the ground turkey to not be as greasy in the pan too? I love ground turkey. It's much easier on the tummy!

  3. That lasagna sounds really good! I need to try it.

  4. Yay, I'm so proud of you!! Keep up the good work and Happy Cooking!

  5. Mmmmm...that sounds wonderful! I wanna make it soon!!