All Balls

All Balls

HiGh FIve FrIDaY

Again, the blogs have taken over. I continue to find so much and yet so little time. Where were all these things when my boys were little....oh the things I could have done!

My first High Five Friday is CROCK POT LASAGNA:
This is no ordinary lasagna and let me tell you, "it don't get no easier than this". It is to die for.
2 lbs ground beef, browned. Add a large jar of your favorite spagetti sauce.
(Gary likes a lot of sauce so I added a small can of tomato sauce also)
2 cups cottage cheese and 2 cups shredded mozarella cheese (mixed together)
(reserve a handful for top of lasgana)
Box Lasagna noodles (uncooked)
In crock pot, first layer -  beef mixture, second layer 
third layer - cheese mixture.
Continue to alternate layers and end with meat sauce mixture on top
(sprinkle with remainng cheese mixture) 
Turn on crock pot on HIGH, cook for hour - then reduce to low and continue for 4-5 hours.

Second HFF: Maxine
She is such a DOLL !!!

Third HFF: Tea Cookies

My husand's mom was a wonderful COOK and one of the best cookies I ever placed in my mouth were HER tea cookies (sometimes known as Mexican Wedding Cookies) I had this idea that this were some kind of time consuming, lots of ingredients, blah blah blah cookies to make. They simply melted in my mouth. In my grueling and hard work of reading blogs this week, I came across this recipe in BLISSFUL AND DOMESTIC blog (PICTURED BELOW)
OMGosh.....I couldn't belive how easy. In fact, when I made them -  I had to stop and see what I left out. I couldn't believe it was that simple, but it was and they are good. (not as good as MAMMAWS) but pretty darn close.
I will think of her with every bite!
Preheat oven to 350*
Cream 1 cup butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar until smooth. Add remaining ingredients. 2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 cup chopped pecans. Roll into balls about the size of a small walnut. Bake for 12 15 minutes. Roll in powdered sugar while still warm.

At last but not least
Number 5 HFF:
It's Friday and I have one more week before I get two weeks off.
All my kids and my g-babies will be here!
I am so excited - I can hardly wait!!