Christmas at Granny Johnson's

These photos pretty much sum up all these cousins.  Fun, wild, crazy, loving, caring and just straight up adorable.  We had such a fun Christmas Day with Granny Johnson this year, we are so blessed to have such an amazing family on all sides.  And we were lucky enough to have Gavin home for the season!





















WW Lasagna - 2pts per serving

Good morning, well last night I played around with a recipe I came up with after looking at about 10 different recipes for lasagna.  I wanted easy, I wanted quick and I wanted low in points.  I found the easy, I found the low in points, but it did take a bit of time (cook time was an hour).  Now, I say zero points because I am sure you can use ground turkey (I just didn't have any at this time) and you can use a lower fat cheese, I just didn't have any and prefer the 2%.  I'd love to hear if someone else made something similar, with fewer points!  Here is what I did:

Ingredients

  • 6 links Butterball Natural Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links (cut into small pieces) (4pts)
  • 2 1/2 cup Marinara (0pts) I used some I made from www.skinnytaste.com
  • 6 sheets DeLallo Oven Ready Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles (0pts)
  • 1 1/2 cup Great Value Fat Free Cottage Cheese (small curd) (0pts)
  • 1 1/2 cup Kraft Natural 2% Mozzarella Cheese (14 pts)
  • 1 oz of Fresh Graded Parmesan Cheese (4pts)
8x8 casserole dish - 350 pre-heated oven

What I did
  • browned meat in skillet on medium heat with a couple sprays of oil to keep it from sticking
  • spread one cup of the marinara into the casserole pan
  • put the rest of the marinara into the sausage - and warm up
  • layer 2 noodles, 1/3 of the meat mixture, 3/4 cup of cottage cheese & 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • repeat
  • use the final noodles, meat mixture, mozzarella and then add the parmesan cheese
  • cover tightly with foil, bake for 1 hour
  • let stand for 5-10 mins
  • ENJOY!
I cut this into 9 slices at.........2pts per slice.

I sadly didn't get a photo because I didn't get home until 6:15pm-it took me over an hour to have this little dish completed and I was starving.  Next time, I promise, though I do have some for lunch today-wonder if I could make it look good left over and re-heated?

Anyway!  I cannot wait to make this again!


Best Friends Trip - 2014

 I am not sure if I ever did even share these, they are not great photos, it was a dreary day - but we were together and we had fun just hanging out.  I wish I could go back to 2014 and spend this day with you all over again! Love and miss you my friend!  We need to plan another trip!  Ya hear?




























































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