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4 Cheese Vegetarian Lasagne with Spinach

Vegetarian lovers, this is a filling cheesy delight!

You will need-

1 large packet of instant lasagne

500g packet of frozen spinach

400g of ricotta cheese

200g of Danish feta

2 eggs

1 jar of tomato sauce of your choice, 5 Brothers is my favourite, but as you see fit

Heaped tablespoon of butter

Heaped tablespoon of plain flour

Milk to make up white sauce (around 1 1/2 cups at a guess)

40g of grated tasty cheese

Handful of mozzarella

Salt & pepper to taste

After thawing out your spinach, squeeze out excess liquid, place in large bowl with ricotta, crushed up feta and the 2 eggs then (messy) mix through with your clean hands.  Using a  large baking pan (mine is 40cm x 20cm) line bottom of dish with lasagne sheets and then put in half of combined spinach mixture, drizzle over ½  of your tomato sauce and then top with lasagne sheets again and repeat.  Line top with lasagne sheets.

To make white sauce, melt butter over medium heat, reduce heat to low and add your flour, mix together with wooden spoon and gradually add your milk, stirring constantly (if you find it lumpy use a whisk instead of spoon) and adding more milk as it thickens, add your grated tasty cheese and salt and pepper and stir until smooth.  Poor cheese sauce over top of lasagne and top with a good handful of grated mozzarella.

Cook in pre-heated 180 degree oven for 40 minutes.  I use the grill at the end to get the cheese nice and toasted on top.  Enjoy.

Curry Thai

Panang Beef Curry

I make this delight in the slow cooker.  This ensures the most moist tender beef.  I use a store brought curry paste so the preparation on this one is super quick.

500g beef cheeks, 1/2 jar of panang paste, 400g can of coconut of milk or coconut cream (your choice), 2 large potatoes, juice of a lime or a squirt of bottled lime juice, a table spoon of fish sauce and a desert spoon of brown sugar.

Put the beef cheeks in whole in slow cooker, cover with combined paste and coconut milk.  8 hours later lift the beef out of slow cooker and pull apart with a fork, peel and cook your potatoes, add beef and potato to curry (I added green beans on this occasion for extra veg but you can omit or add anything you like) and put in your lime juice, fish sauce and brown sugar.  Serve with boiled rice!