Monday, August 23, 2010


Last night, the newlyweds Erin and Adam hosted me and Evan for dinner. This was my first time to their home and I was so glad their air-conditioning unit straightened up and didn't keep us from carrying out our plans.

Immediately when we walked in, I smelled something REALLY delicious coming from the kitchen. Erin was making one of her mother-in-law’s dishes called Mississippi Lasagna. She forwarded me the recipe so I can have it and of course, share it with all of you!

4 cans 8-pack crescent dinner rolls
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb pork sausage
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 can tomato paste
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 garlic button, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
Package of sliced mozzarella cheese

In a large skillet, brown the beef, sausage and onion. Pour off the fat and add everything but the cheese. Simmer 5 minutes. Meanwhile, open two of the cans of crescent rolls and unroll/spread out evenly on a large cookie sheet. Once the meat sauce is ready, spread half of it on the rolled dough. Spread a layer of the cottage cheese, sprinkle the parmesan cheese and then cover with mozzarella slices. Next layer is the rest of the meat sauce. Finally, unroll the other two cans of crescent rolls and lay on top of the meat/cheese layers. Pinch the ends together until the top layer completely covers your meat and cheese. Cook about 25-30 minutes at 350ยบ or until crust is brown. Delicious!

In case you skimmed all of that, picture lasagna with no noodles, in between two layers of crescent roll dough. HEAVEN. She whipped up a little salad to go with it and we were all stuffed!

Afterward, we decided to play Cranium WOW which is some souped-up version of regular Cranium, neither of which I’ve ever played. Naturally, we played men boys vs. women. Erin and I had a strong lead right out of the gate and then got royally screwed by the Cranium gods. True story. First of all, I accidentally said aloud the word I was supposed to puppet Erin into guessing, and even though she didn’t hear me, at the risk of being called a cheater I drew a new card. The word I accidentally said? Sprinkler. The new word I drew? Barista!!! REALLY? How do you mimic a barista without making any sounds? SO UNFAIR. Then, after some really challenging trivia questions, the boys get asked what “Mi” stands for in the song “Do Re Mi” from Sound of Music. Evan and Adam are both singers. They could not have drawn an easier question. "Mi, a name I call myself!" they boastfully sang in unison. Gag me. Then Adam had to sculpt string cheese without using gestures, except he completely gestured the pulling of the cheese (the "stringing" if you will) and no one agreed with me. Grrr. Anyway, had it not been 10:45 pm when the game ended, we would have gone for Round 2 right then. But we decided to pick it up same time same place next week.

Thanks so much for having us over, Waldrons and Tallulah! I am so glad you are finally up here Erin! I had a blast.

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