Spinach & Ricotta Lasagne and Lisa's Cobb Dip

I haven't been posting much because :
i think my last cookathon put me off cookign for a while lol
i have been quite run down and lacking energy
and then got sick :(

so anyway, i was inspired by a thread on eb to post these recipes and might post some others i haven't shared yet...

Spinach & Ricotta Lasagne

Serves 6 - 8

An easy and healthy lasagne recipe. (based on the canneloni recipe which i am too lazy to make lol)

all approximate!
500g low fat ricotta
250g frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
300-400g diced pumpkin (I used jap), lightly steamed til just tender, OPTIONAL
1/2 cup grated lowfat cheese - mozzarella or tasty
nutmeg to taste (a pinch to a teaspoon)
salt & pepper to taste
chopped garlic - 1 or 2 cloves

two tins or 800g tomatoes - the ones with italian herbs are great
dried italian herbs if needed
a splash (1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon) olive oil

instant lasagne noodles
1/2 cup extra grated cheese - mozzarella / tasty / parmesan or mixture

1. combine the ricotta, spinach, pumpkin, cheese, nutmeg, S&P, and garlic in a bowl.

2. combine the tomatoes and oil in a pot, turn onto medium heat and partially cover so the steam can get out but it doesn't spit everywhere. let it bubble gently until it thickens a bit.

3. put a little of the tomato liquid on the bottom of a lasagne dish (or large flat dish). cover with a layer of lasagne noodles.

4. spread half the ricotta mix over the noodles, then cover with half the tomato mix, and another layer of lasagne noodles. repeat with ricotta and tomatoes, and top with extra cheese.

5. cook at 180'c for 45 minutes, until the noodles are soft.

Lisa’s Cobb Dip

Cobb loaf
1 packet frozen spinach
½ packet Philadelphia cream cheese
½ container sour cream
1 packet Continental Dutch Curry & Rice soup mix
¼ jar fruit chutney (or to taste)
Parsley or dill chopped, optional

> Mix all ingredients other than cobb loaf.

> Cut top off cobb loaf. Hollow out cobb, keeping pieces. Brown pieces in oven.

> Place dip into hollowed cobb. Sprinkle with parsley or dill. Cover with top of loaf.

> Serve with browned bread pieces, corn chips, broccoli and carrot pieces.

note: i rarely have teh soup mix in my cupboard, i generally throw in a bit of chicken stock and curry powder and you can't tell the difference :)

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