Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Recipe Wednesday: Laura Vosika


Laura Vosika spent years as a freelance musician, private music teacher, and band director, before returning to her first love, writing. She is the mother of 9 children, and lives in Minneapolis.




Servings Size: always enough for a family of 11

• 1/2 lb lasagna noodle

1/2 lb ground beef or 1/2 lb turkey

1 onion

1 green pepper



1 (6 ounce) can tomato sauce

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1/2 teaspoon basil

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1/3 cup margarine

1/8 teaspoon onion powder

1/3 cup flour

• 2 cups milk

Change Measurements: US


Prep Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 1 1/4 hr

1. Boil and drain lasagna noodles.

While noodles boil, brown ground beef or turkey and chopped onion.

Add to meat: green pepper, salt and pepper, tomato sauce, garlic salt, basil, oregano, sugar, and parmesan cheese.

White Sauce: Melt margarine. Combine onion powder, pepper, salt, and flour. Stir into margarine to make a paste. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly over medium heat until thick.

Layer white sauce, noodles, meat sauce, parmesan cheese. Repeat.

Cover and bake for 45" at 375 degrees.

2. Let sit 10-15" before serving.


Shawn Kleiner has it all: money, fame, a skyrocketing career as an international musical phenomenon, his beautiful girlfriend Amy, and all the women he wants--until the night Amy has enough and leaves him stranded in a Scottish castle tower.

He wakes up to find himself mistaken for Niall Campbell, medieval Highland warrior. Soon after, he is sent shimmying down a wind-torn castle wall into a dangerous cross country trek with Niall's tempting, but knife-wielding fiancee. They are pursued by English soldiers and a Scottish traitor who want Niall dead.

Thrown forward in time, Niall learns history’s horrifying account of his own death, and of the Scots’ slaughter at Bannockburn. Undaunted, he navigates the roiled waters of Shawn’s life--pregnant girlfriend, amorous fans, enemies, and gambling debts---seeking a way to leap back across time to save his people, especially his beloved Allene. His growing fondness for Shawn’s life brings him face to face with his own weakness and teaches him the true meaning of faith.

Blue Bells of Scotland is both a historical adventure and a tale of redemption that will be remembered long after the last page has been turned.

Thanks for that yummy lasagna recipe Laura and for stopping by.

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