Friday, February 10, 2012

I Heart Pinterest!! +Recipe!

So are ya'll as in love with Pinterest as I am?! It is seriously awesome! At first I was like "what's the point" but then I decided to use it to my advantage! I followed everyone on my Facebook and started pinning recipes like crazy! Pinterest is seriously what inspired me to start meal planning!!

I have never been a good meal planner and would always just try and figure something out for dinner on the same day. But it was getting to where I'd ALWAYS be missing an ingredient or two for a meal and it was getting super frustrating having to run to the store every day. So I decided I needed to start meal planning and Pinterest became my meal planning life saver!

I started taking all those recipes I was pinning and writing them down to try for our meals each evening. When I was making my grocery list I would simply gather the recipes and write down what ingredients I needed to pick up at the store for each one. So now I have my little dry erase calendar on the fridge that I write each meal down for the day and I use Pinterest to find my meals!

So today I want to give you a recipe I found on Pinterest that we LOVE! It's called Poor Man's Lasagna and it's super easy to make and so yummy! I pinned it from the blog Fabulessly Frugal and just made a few modifications.

Poor Man's Lasagna

What you need:

  • one box Penne pasta cooked
  • 1lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 block of cream cheese, softened
  • 8oz cottage cheese
  • 1 cup or so of shredded cheese (whatever kind you prefer-we used mild cheddar)
I cooked my ground turkey and added the spaghetti sauce to it and let it simmer. Also boil pasta as directed and drain. Put pasta back in your pot and add cream cheese (cut up in chunks makes it easier) and cottage cheese. Mix well. In a 9x13" dish layer the noodle and cheese mix and then the meat sauce. Add your shredded cheese to the top. Bake on 350 for about 30 minutes and enjoy!! 

This is some yummy, cheesy goodness! 


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  1. I love Pinterest! I never however thought to use it for meal planning. Great idea and I think I am going to try it.
    That recipe looks so delicious...I think it will be on next weeks meal plan. Thanks for the idea!

  2. I have not gotten into pinterest, but I love your recipe. I am always looking to new ideas and easy ones. This looks to fit the bill. Thanks for that! I have 7 kids though so I'll probably double :-)

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  5. ok wellIloved the idea so much, thats what we had for dinner last night & everyone loved it! thanks, i'm adding it to our menu :-)

  6. That's so yummy! Think I'll try it sometime :)


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