I got the ideas and recipes here:
She really did a nice job explaining in detail how to prep, freeze and cook when you use it.
I completed 12 crock pot meals in bags and assemble 4 casseroles. This will be so helpful for when I need something fast on those busy days or days I work. Now what to make with those pie crusts?...
One of my family's favorite casseroles is lasagna. Its delicious on cold days and its not hard to make either.
1 lb gr beef or sweet Italian sausage
(sometimes I mix half beef with half pork)
1 clove garlic, minced
1T Italian seasonings
1 1/2 tsp salt
1- 16 0z can tomatoes
2- 6oz cans tomato paste
lasagna noodles (non cook noodles)
3 C Ricotta cheese
1/2 C grated PParmesan cheese
2T Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 lb fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
Set noodles aside. Brown meat. Drain. Add next 5 ingredients but only . Simmer uncovered 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Beat eggs, add remaining ingredients but only 1/2 of shredded mozzarella. Put some sauce in bottom of 13x9x2 inch pan (just enough to coat). Layer noodles 3-5 (enough to cover bottom of pan) in bottom, spread 1/2 ricotta mixture, 1/2 meat sauce, rest of shredded mozzarella cheese. Repeat but then add fresh mozzarella slices to top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. (you can refrigerate or freeze at this time- bake for 45 mins if refrigerated. If frozen, thaw overnight then bake 45-60 minutes). Let stand 10 mins. Serve. 10-12 servings.