A good Day For Gaming !!

March 13, 2009 mamoointhemiddle

Today is rainy and a little cold so I am finding myself playing in my World of Warcraft game.
I have 2 level 19 twinks that I play alot. Mostly at night but today is a good day for playing. When my daughter is home (we live together along with her daughter) she and I do alot of battle grounds. It is PvP (player versus player) and the object is to capture 3 of the other teams flags, then your the winner…..We win some and we lose some !!! I have a lot of fun and it keeps me busy…..I am not the oldest person playing (maybe the oldest female) but I for sure know 2 men who are older than I am who play. One is from Florida and one from Texas. The one from Florida is 65 years old and the one from Texas is 69 years old.
We play from people who live in Australia, Canada and all over the United States. Anyway, when I am killing time I play WoW. I realize it isn’t for everyone and for only a few seniors play but  it is always nice to happen upon those few people !!! We have ventrilo so we can put on our headsets and talk to each other . A lot of fun (imho ).

Last night we had an awesome "healthy" dinner. Although it took 2 of us to get it cooked so I doubt that it will be a once a week meal. This recipe serves 12. It is found in the March 23,2009 issue  of  Taste of Home healthy cooking and was a grand prize winner for Heather O’Neill from Troy, Ohio

Lasagna Deliziosa

9 uncooked lasagna noodles

1 pkg (20 oz.) Italian turkey sausage links, casing removed

1/2 lb lean ground beef (I used veggie crumbles)

1 large onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrain

1 can (12 oz) tomato paste

1/4 cup water

2 tsp sugar

1 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp fennel seed

1/4 pepper

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese

1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups (8 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

3/4 cup parmesan cheese

1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meantime, in a dutch oven cook sausage, beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, drain.

2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, water, sugar, basil, fennel seed and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. In a small bowl, combine the egg, ricotta cheese, parsley and salt. Drain noodles and rinse in cold water. Spread 1 cup meat sauce in a 13 inch X 9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with three noodles, c cups meat sauce, 2/3 cup ricotta cheese mixture and 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice.

4. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover bake 10 – 15 minutes longer until a thermometer reads 160 degrees. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts: 1 piece equals 323 calories, 12 g fat (5g saturated fat)79 mg cholesterol, 701 mg sodium, 28 carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 25 g protein. 

Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetables, 1 fat, 1 starch

This is a wonderful dish we just loved it !!


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  • 1. gamerspowwow  |  March 17, 2009 at 5:13 am

    Hi Mom. Sounds like a good dish. Just wanted you to know you’re being read out here in the hinterlands.

    Love you, Terry

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