Monday, February 27, 2017

Church Potluck Recipe: Meatless Meal for Lent- Vegetarian Lasagna

Need something meatless for Lent? Here is a winner that I have made for almost 30 years. Great for Church Potluck!

Vegetarian Lasagna


10 Lasagna noodles
2 packages (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach (drain well by squeezing spinach down in colander with wax paper)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup grated raw carrots
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1/2 cup chopped pitted ripe black olives
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 cups cream-style cottage cheese
1 lb. sliced Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


1. Prepare noodles, drain.
2. Prepare spinach according to package (or simply defrost ahead of time)
3. Sauté onion in oil, till soft. Add carrots and mushrooms; cook until crisp-tender. Stir in tomato sauce, paste, olives, and oregano.
4. Grease 13 x 9 x 2 inch casserole pan.
5. Layer 1/2 each noodles, cottage cheese, spinach, sauce mixture, and 1/3 cheese. Repeat placing remaining 1/3 Monterey Jack cheese on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
6. Bake 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serves 8.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Church Potluck Recipe: Meatless Meal for Lent- Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

Lent is coming soon and you need to bring something to Church Potluck. Here is something that is yummy, easy, cheap, and meatless.

Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained, rinsed
8 medium flour tortillas
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onion
Cheddar cheese
Sour cream

Spray 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Mix green onion, cumin, and beans in a bowl. Place about 3 tablespoons of bean mixture in center of each tortilla. Top each with ¼ cup Monterey Jack cheese. Roll up tightly; place seam side down in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Put some salsa on top of enchiladas. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and bake uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.

Freezes well!

Serves: 8

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hail Mary Roll a Prayer Worksheet

I got this Roll a Prayer idea from Grace Before Meals Roll a Prayer on page 7.

Hail Mary Roll a Prayer- Cut out prayer strips. Students roll a die to collect all the pieces to their prayer. The first one to collect all the pieces to the prayer is the winner. Students then glue in the spaces provided the prayer in the correct order.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Church Potluck Recipe: Dove Love Cookies

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and anyone would appreciate these sweet little cookies.

“Dove” Love Cookies


1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup natural peanut butter
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup pastry wheat flour
1/2 cup ground golden flax seed
1 package Dove heart shaped chocolate pieces


Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Cream softened butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.

Step 2: Add peanut butter to butter mixture and mix well.

Step 3: Add pastry wheat flour, flax and all purpose flour, salt and baking soda and slowly mix until all combined.

Step 4: Using a cookie scoop put cookie dough 2 inches apart or 12 balls to a cookie sheet. Pat the center of each ball down with the back of the scooper, sprinkle with sugar if you’d like and bake for about 11 min. at 350 degrees.

Step 5: While cookies are baking un-wrap the chocolate. When the cookies are done immediately put chocolate hearts in the middle of each cookie and gently press down. Cool on cookie sheet 5-10 min. then transfer to a cooling rack. Be careful to let the chocolate hearts harden before storing cookies otherwise the chocolate will get smeared.