Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Tasty Tuesday


              You know it's spring when you think Lasagna is a gardening method, then dessert and lastly, supper!  I've had all three on my mind lately, due for some of the Pioneer Woman's version of lasagna, so easy and so tasty!!!  But my main focus is the gardening method, it just makes perfect sense, plus you can reuse/recycle the materials. I'm gonna try at least one bed this way as a test run, if your not familiar with lasagna gardening, just google it, but beware, it may become a distraction!


    Ok, now for dessert! I havent't made this one yet but as much as I've seen it going around on facebook, I had to save the recipe and will make it for my grand daughter's birthday in a couple of weeks. I love how the name chocolate lasagna ties in with this post!! I'm easy! lol

Chocolate Lasagna


1 package regular Oreo cookies (Not Double Stuff) - about 36 cookies
6 Tablespoon butter, melted
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cold milk
1- 12 ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
2 - 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.
3 1/4 cups cold milk
1 and 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS

Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. I used my food processor for this, but you could also place them in a large ziplock bag and crush them with a rolling pin. When the Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, you are done.
Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.
Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.
In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.
Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.

Source: http://centercutcook.com/chocolate-lasagna/



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