Four Cheese Lasagna

This recipe has a few ingredients that you don’t typically see in in lasagna, but its seriously good.  There are probably, like, a million lasagna recipes out there.  They all claim to be the best.  And if you were a tall guy with curly hair prancing around NYC in tights, you might say that the first lasagna recipe you try is officially the best and wholeheartedly congratulate them (Elf anyone??).  I’m not going to claim this is the best.  Because some people might think it is the best, and some people might not.  But it’s really darn good.  And there’s a few ingredients that make it stand out just a bit from most of the traditional lasagna recipes you see out there in the world wide web.  Also there’s four types of cheese.  You just can’t go wrong here people.

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Ground beef chili with beans

Chili…because it’s feeling like fall…most places anyway right?  I’m going to just pretend it feels like fall here in South Texas.  Because it’s November, and I want to be in sweatpants and chili mode all weekend.  Like literally all weekend.  Don’t try and get me to get dressed and leave the house or do basically anything else.  There’s no reason we can’t make that happen  (excuse the 80 degree temps outside).

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Minestrone Soup

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I don’t like Minestrone soup.  Or at least I used to think I didn’t like it.  Reality is I had only ever had it out of a can.  First time I tried it homemade, I was hooked.  It was full of veggies and flavor and didn’t even compare to the canned version.  I’ve come to this conclusion- any kind of homemade soup is good!  Stop buying cans – start making soup!  Now – just do it ok?

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The only meatloaf recipe you need

Here’s another recipe that I’ve tried time and time again.  I’ve played around with it a lot and now twice in a row, I’ve gotten the “This meatloaf is really good” response from my husband.  That kind of response?  That’s an A+!  Trust me.  If there was something he didn’t like about it, he would let me know in…only in the most loving I want you to be the best cook you can be way of course 🙂   I promise he will deny saying that my meatloaf was really good (twice in a row, mind you), but you’re all my proof that he said it.

So, first things first.  Here are (most) of the ingredients you’ll need (I get distracted and forget to get all of the ingredients in the picture – forgive me!).  You want to mince the onion and garlic, like I did in the picture.  DSC_0655

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