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Born on Halloween

I was born on Halloween

when witches pay their due.

Everyone thinks I’m so mean,

but what am I to do?

 

My mother named me Hazel,

and makes me ride a broom.

She feeds me brew with basil,

and locks me in my room.

 

My nose is long and crooked.

My pet cat, Boo is black.

They say that I am wicked.

What is it that I lack?

 

My friends, they all are goblins,

and my father is a ghost.

My sister loves grave robbing,

and my brother loves brain toast.

 

I wish there was a potion,

to end this evil curse.

For I don’t have a notion,

and my life is getting worse.

 

So here’s a word of warning

to every child around.

If you were born on Halloween morning,

You best get out-of-town!   

 

In honor of Halloween and my birthday, I thought I would share this poem I wrote as a teen.  There are good and bad things about being born on Halloween.

Good:  You always get to go Trick or Treating.

Bad: You always get to go Trick or Treating.

Good: No one ever forgets your birthday.

Bad: It is hard to go out to dinner when you have to be home to answer the door and give out candy.

Good: Chinese Take-out.

There are some days when I am a good witch and some when I am bad.

Happy Halloween!  Boo!

 

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Grandmother’s Lasagna

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Grandmother’s Lasagna is the perfect food!  Layers of yummy cheesy goodness to warm your healthiest appetites. Great for crowds, holidays, and potlucks. Easy to make and easy to eat.

Servings: 8

Categories: Main Dishes & Meats

Copyright: March 18, 2012

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound lean ground beef

5 links Turkey Italian Sausage, hot or mild, casings removed

2 jars Your favorite traditional spaghetti sauce

1 16 oz. small curd cottage cheese

1 large egg

1 package Lasagna noodle

32 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese dry

1 tablespoon oregano

DIRECTIONS:

1. Brown ground beef and sausage together in a large pan until cooked.  Add the two jars of spaghetti sauce and simmer for 20 minutes.

2. In a pot of boiling water, cook the lasagna noodles according to package directions.

3. In a medium bowl, mix the container of cottage cheese and egg together. Set aside.

4. In another medium bowl, mix the oregano and the mozzarella cheese together and set aside.

5. In a 9×13-inch baking pan, ladle enough of the meat sauce to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.  Place 3 or 4 noodles side by side in the pan.  You may need on more to fit the bottom of the pan.

6. Layer meat sauce over noodles, then a few tablespoons of cottage cheese mixture, add a few handfuls of mozzarella cheese over the cottage cheese, finally sprinkle the Parmesan cheese generously.

7. Continue on repeating the layers, ending with mozzarella cheese.   Usually, you will have 3-4 layers.

8. Place non-stick tinfoil over the pan and bake in a 350 preheated oven for 1 hour.  Take the tinfoil off and cook until cheese is brown.   Take out of the oven and let it sit for 20 minutes before serving.  Cut into squares.

Notes: Let lasagna sit for 20 minutes after it is removed from the oven before cutting and serving.

Freezes well.

Serving Ideas: Serve with a green salad and garlic bread.

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
 
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