Friday, November 27, 2009

This Use to be A Tradition Recipe

Hello my friends, Cathy @ A Bit of The Blarney is sharing a traditional family recipe along with a story about it. I think this is a wonderful idea. The only problem I am having is that I have seldom made this recipe....my late husband always did. He loved seafood and he always made this after Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas when he was tired of anything turkey. I loved it as well so whenever I have the opportunity to have this meal it brings a smile to my face and many warm memories.

Seafood Lasagna -

Lasagna Noodles (we used Catellie Express-oven ready)
First Mixture - 2 Tbs. of butter - melt and cook 1 chopped onion in frying pan
In a separate bowl beat
1 egg
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 Tbs. basil
pinch of salt & pepper
Add melted butter and onion to this mixture

Second Mixture - Combine 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup with 2/3 cup of milk
1 package simulated crab - cut into 1" strips
3 cups of shrimp
3 cups of scallops

In a 13 x 9 lasagna dish start with a little of each of the first 2 mixtures, then place a layer of noodles followed by 1st mixture, then 2nd mixture. Repeat layers and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes top with 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Brown under broiler and let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving.....I always serve this with warm rolls or French Bread.

I know it sounds like a lot of work but it isn't really, and it is totally worth it. It is so good. Now my favorite part is the chilled glass of white wine that goes so well with it.

Good Night and God Bless........:-) Hugs

25 comments:

Silver said...

It sounds yummy already! I think i may try it for a Sunday lunch after Church.

love&hugs,
~Silver

RNSANE said...

Thanks, Bernie...I definitely will have the wine while fixing it and, at least one other, while eating it!!

GrandmaK said...

This sounds so rich and creamy!!! Wonderful!!! Thank you! Cathy

Rebecca said...

That REALLY sounds good. Thanks for passing it on. (I'm sure it brought back many good memories as you typed it out and thought about it.)

I'm going to try it between now and Christmas....maybe for a special evening with a couple of friends...

Thanks for all your encouraging words. I'm looking forward to getting back to "normal" Monday. (Whatever normal is!)

Wanda said...

Good morning Bernie,
The memory of your husband making this (when he's had enough of left over turkey dishes) must make it extra special to you, I will have to try his recipe, but guess what, I also make something very similar, but with salmon! I still have turkey and ham leftovers to finish first though.

I noticed your blog bookshelf today, at least I think it is new, everything has been a blur, being so busy lately.

We had a very heavy frost this morning, it's got me thinking of snow and a white Christmas...time to get the outdoor decorations out of storage and put up, before it gets too cold.

Enjoy this weekend Bernie,
Love,
Wanda

Diana said...

Oh Bernie, you had me at, cream cheese and sour cream! Two of my favorite foods in the world. This sounds delicious. I must try this.
Love Di

Eileen said...

I love seafood and I love lasagna so this sounds especially wonderful to me!

Thanks for sharing it and thanks for sharing the special memories that go along with it.

And thanks to Cathy for such a great idea!

Have a great weekend, Bernie!
I'm off to continue decorating!
Love to you, Eileen

Teacher's Pet said...

Oh my goodness!! This sounds heavenly, Bernie.(I love anything with cream chees in it...and mushroom soup is one of my favorites for putting into casseroles, too!) Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Many many smiles to you, my friend.
Hugs from Jackie
P.S. The verification word:
"Fantiva" (sounds fantastic already!)

The Retired One said...

Sounds awesome. I love pasta but unfortunately my hubby does not. But, I can always make it and save it for some lunches when my husband wants a sandwich...he is happy to eat something different when I have a craving for something else. ha
Hope your sniffles are behind you now and that you are feeling better.
Love ya!

Barb said...

Hi Bernie,
Lucinda read this recipe and says it may be too hard for me. I must admit I am wondering - would I cook the shrimp and scallops first?? Lucinda is just now overseeing a pot of turkey rice vegetable soup simmering on my stove. She wants to make sure the carrots don't get too well-cooked and the spinach doesn't wilt too much. And so it goes here in CO...
Hope your weekend is restful and fun, Bernie.

Bernie said...

It is really good Silver, I'm sure you will love it.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

RNSANE....oh yes the wine really tops it off!.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Cathy, it is rich and creamy but oh so good....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, I always think of him when anyone serves a seafood lasagna....I have made it a couple of times since he passed but it always tasted better to me when he made it.....it serves quite a few Rebecca, enjoy the rest of your weekend and getting back to normal.
.....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Wanda, oh I love this receipe, and it is delicious, I would think salmon would taste just as good.
No, I have had my bookcase for quite a while in fact I should update it....cinner showed me how to have a written signature and Di showed me how to include a link along with your having showed me how to post a photo I think I am learning how to blog.....now if only I could retain everything.
So many people have put up their outside decorations already and though it is early they do look lovely......hugs to Alivia....:-)

Bernie said...

Di, it is sooooooo good, and just a bit different to have for a change, I'm sure you will love it.
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Eileen, I thought Cathy's idea was wonderful.....I will keep checking back to see what others add.
Have fun decorating....the children will love it...big hugs to Jayden and Mia.....:-)

Bernie said...

Hi Jackie, if you like seafood you will love this....have a great weekend my friend....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Joan, I could eat pasta every day and I also love a good sandwich. My cold is better Joan, our weather is cool and crisp this morning.....luv ya....:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Barb, the shrimp and scallops cook in the mushroom soup/milk while baking....no need to pre-cook. Lucinda's soup sound really good as well. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.....:-) Hugs

Sniffles and Smiles said...

P.S. The fact that this recipe came from your husband makes it extra special...much love to you, dear Bernie~J.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, this looks absolutely delicious!!! What a wonderful twist on traditional lasagna!!! Thanks for sharing it with us, Bernie! Can't wait to try it! Love you! Janine XO

Bernie said...

Hello my dear friend Janine, I really enjoyed your post today.
Yes, this recipe brings back many memories, all good ones.
Have a great week my friend, hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving,
.......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

If you love seafood, you will love this recipe.....it is rich but then you only have this a few times a year....LOL....:-) Hugs

Tranquility Speaks said...

The ingredients when combined together would taste delicious. I can quite imagine it! Am a vegetarian so can't quite try this out, but very thoughtful of you to have shared it :)