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Back Porch Retreat

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So excited to say that we are finally taking our porch back from the cats! We had it screened in, but we are still waiting on back ordered doors . . . . .

{1} We already had a four piece furniture set in this collection, unfortunately the cats have claimed the cushions.  I have plans to re-cover them with  this fabric {2} which was approved by my sister and friend. {3} Doug has been wanting a swing on the porch and I hope to find or make something similar to this for him. {4} I love this cute bolster pillow in a fun color to go with the patterned cushions. {5} Thought this garden stool would be cute with a potted plant or all of Doug's magazines. {6} My handsome guy bought me a grill  similar to this a couple years ago for my Birthday.  I know, I know, grills are suppose to be a guy thing but I am the cook in the family! {7} Since we are outdoors this wooden pedestal should be our table centerpiece. {8} I have put in a request with my father-in-law to build us this Ana White Providence …

Lasagna with Veggies!

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Here's a way to put more vegetables in your diet without going without your favorite meals - like lasagna!


Ingredients:
3-4 Medium Squash
3-4 Medium Zucchini
Kosher Salt
1/2 Box Lasagna Noodles
1 pound Hamburger
Your favorite marinara sauce
1 pound whole-milk ricotta cheese
1 large egg
2 pounds shredded mozzarella 
Salt/Pepper

Directions:
Brown meat, season with salt/pepper or any other desired seasoning, drain, and add your sauce. Let simmer while you start on the veggies and noddles.

Bring a large pot of water to boil for noodles.

Slice squash and zucchini length wise into thin strips. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and line pans with sliced vegetables (I use a pan for each vegetable). Sprinkle kosher salt over veggies - this helps absorb water from them so your lasagna will not be watery or rubbery.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes then flip over and bake an additional 5 minutes.

 
Mix ricotta, mozzarella ( I reserve a couple handfuls for the topping), and …