Skip to main content

Busy Mom's Lasagna





Raise your hand if you are a busy mom looking for quick and tasty meal ideas for those days when slaving over a hot oven just isn't feasible?

(If you're not raising your hand, you must not be a mom.)

BlogHer and Chef Boyardee have given me...AND YOU!! (more on that in a sec) the opportunity to create a recipe for a quick meal using their tasty products!

I'm all about finding new recipes and meal ideas I can throw together quickly on those days I'm rushing home from work, tossing food at my kids and rushing out the door to hockey, dance, wrestling, etc.

Some of my kids (Hambone, The Pal) are picky eaters,reluctant to try anything new that hasn't already been declared and proven delicious (and nothing that has anything "weird" in it), so I knew I had to be "careful" about what I chose to make them.

Lately, I've found that if I let my kids help with meal making, they (especially Hambone) are much more willing to try the "something new" I've made for supper. Although, sometimes that backfires on me when they see what I actually put into some meals.

"Ewwwww!! Why are you putting THAT in there?!"

And then I promptly kick them out of the kitchen.

What cracks me up though about Hambone (he's notorious for this) is when I place a new meal on the table and he promptly proclaims, "Oh, gross! I hate that. I'm not hungry."

And then, as was the case with my new recipe, he proceeds to eat all of his food and asks for seconds declaring, "I LOVE this!"

Of course, why would I expect anything less when I was using the kid approved deliciousness that is Chef Boyardee?!


Chef Boyardee has been pleasing generations of kids with its yummy, preservative-free, quick and easy products. They are hosting a recipe contest in which YOU could win free groceries for a year as well as one of ten $500 weekly prizes! You've gotta check it out.

Just whip up a quick recipe using Chef Boyardee as an ingredient, submit it, then watch for voting to start on Facebook and recruit your peeps to vote for you! (My recipe is not eligible, FYI.)


And now, for the piece de resistance...MY RECIPE!

The line up:
Busy Mom's Lasagna
1/3 c. milk
1 egg
1/4 c. sour cream
1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 T. dried oregano
1/2 T. dried parsley
1 clove garlic (or one frozen cube like I have!)
1 t. basil (or one frozen cube, again!)
4 cans Whole Grain Chef Boyardee Lasagna
1 package garlic croutons, crushed
Extra Parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top of croutons
Combine 1st seven ingredients, whisking until well combined. Empty contents of two cans of Whole Wheat Chef Boyardee Lasagna into bottom of 9x13 pan.
Pour milk/sour cream mixture over the lasagna, then top with the contents of the remaining two cans.
Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, top with crushed croutons and cheese and return to oven for 10 minutes.
Serve with Caesar salad and garlic bread for a complete, delicious meal!

In a "thumbs up/thumbs down" contest, "Busy Mom's Lasagna" got 5 out of 6 (The Pal wasn't around to vote) thumbs up...I declare a winner!


Oh, and it was gone really quickly, too:


Enter Chef Boyardee’s Make It Boyardeelicious Recipe Contest from December 29, 2011 through March 11, 2012 for your chance to win free groceries for a year as well as one of ten $500 weekly cash prizes. Then visit Chef Boyardee’s Facebook page from March 26, 2012 through April 8, 2012 to vote for your favorite recipes from the “Make It Boyardeelicious Recipe Contest.” Each day, one voter will be selected to win a $100 cash prize.

Be sure to visit the Chef Boyardee Roundup page on BlogHer.com to check out other bloggers’ recipes!

Enjoy!


Comments

  1. That looks REALLY good! I'm not a mom yet, but we are busy busy! So I don't have time to get all Susie homemaker for the hubs. But this looks easy and yummy!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love comments! And, I welcome your thoughts that aren't in agreement with mine...as long as they are respectful!

Most Popular Posts

Coming soon...

Come here looking for the tutorial? It can be found here: Halo Braid Tutorial! Let me know how it goes!
I had something in mind to try on Baby Girl's hair the other day...my best bud, Dr. J, did something similar to it on Belle once, and I was trying to replicate it.
Instead, I got this:

Isn't it pretty?! It didn't take nearly as long as it looks and isn't nearly as intricate as it looks!
Vlog tutorial coming soon...(for those of you waiting, I'm sorry it's taking me so long!)

Halo Braid Tutorial!

How appropriate, "halo braid", no?! ;) Finally, I have this ready for you...I apologize for the delay!
This braid looks intricate, but is really quite easy and quick to pull off...the original video (prior to the warp speed braiding...watch the video to see what I mean) was just a bit over 8 minutes long...not too shabby!
So, here you go...right in time for you to try it out on your little girl for Easter!


Crock-Pot Fajitas

You!
Yes, YOU!!
You must stop whatevertheheck it is that you are doing, and make this recipe. Right now.
Tonight.
Well...wait. You should probably finish reading this post first...you know...so you know how to make it...
But then...STOP! STOP everything, make this, and thank me later!
Oh, hold it...wait just a sec (again)...actually, I got this recipe from Melissa...yes, the Melissa of this story!
And this story...which, well...is the same story, just told two different ways! ;)
So, you can thank her...I guess.
Well, in any event...prepare your tastebuds to be tantalized!
You'll need this:
And, this:

You'll also need chicken breasts or steak, but since photographing your "main ingredient" is, like, soooo passe, I've left it out. (Ahem...)
Just keepin' up with the times, friend.
So...slice up those peppers and onions into cute little strips...
And...try your best to not slice up the little fingers that are sneaking away pepper strips...
(Lemme just interject here...sorry for …