Archive for March, 2008

March 23rd 2008
Mejane’s Spinach Lasagne

Posted under Vegetables & Whats for Dinner

1 packet lasagna noodles
500g spinach, canned or frozen
500g tub cottage cheese
250g crumbled feta cheese
500g grated mozzarella
large jar pasta sauce (you won’t use it all)
sweet basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder

Cook about 14 lasagna noodles until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water so they don’t stick together.

Cook spinach according to package directions and drain thoroughly in a colander, squeezing out excess liquid.

Mix spinach with cottage cheese and feta cheese. It should look about half and half spinach and cheese. Add herbs to taste.

Spread some of the pasta sauce on the bottom of a 9×12 lasagna pan and lay three noodles over the sauce. Spread on some more sauce, then top it with one third of the spinach mixture. Top with grated mozzarella. Add two more layers of noodles, sauce, spinach mixture and cheese. The last layer is four noodles slightly overlapping, sauce and mozzarella.

Bake at 175C for 45 minutes to an hour.

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March 17th 2008
Very Easy, No Fail Cake

Posted under Baking & Cakes and Muffins

This recipe is from The Good Sams Cookbook: 150 Years of Perfecting Recipes from the convents of the Good Samaritan Sisters. Copies are available via the St Pauls Publications website. It’s a fantastic basic cake recipe, you can experiment with different variations. My favourite is a small quantity of finely chopped pie-apple over the top, sprinkled with cinnamon.

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup cream
1 cup self-raising flour

Heat oven to 185 degrees Celsius.
Grease and line bar cake tin with paper.
Beat eggs, sugar, add cream and flour, beat for 3 minutes.
Bake at 185 degrees Celsius for about 45 minutes.

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