Reposted from myjamaicatoday - It's Dinner Time!! Today we're having Beef Lasagna. What are you having?
For 6 Person(s)
1 packet(s) lasagna noodles, cooked and drained
1 1/2 pound(s) minced beef/ground beef
1 teaspoon(s) salt
1 teaspoon(s) black pepper
4 clove(s) garlic, crushed
1 large tomato, diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green sweet pepper, chopped
1 teaspoon(s) scotch bonnet pepper, chopped
2 sprig(s) fresh thyme
1 tablespoon(s) dried Italian spice
1 can(s) tomato paste (small)
2 tablespoon(s) Grace Margarine
1/2 pound(s) cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 pound(s) mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup(s) powdered Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon(s) fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon(s) parsley
1/8 teaspoon(s) paprika
Beef Lasagna Directions
Boil lasagne according to instructions on package. Drain and set aside.
In a hot skillet, saute minced beef for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add seasonings and cook for about 3 minutes. Add tomato paste and reduce.
Use 1 tablespoon Grace Hello Margarine to grease a 9x13 Pyrex dish.
To Assemble Lasagne:
Place 3 layers of lasagne on the base of the dish, add a mixture of cheese, minced beef, another layer of lasagne, cheese, minced beef, lasagne, a mixture of cheese and minced beef and a final layer of lasagne.
Brush lasagne with remaining Grace Hello Margarine, sprinkle on a mixture of cheese and 1/4 cup of powdered Parmesan cheese, and chopped herbs (fresh basil, and parsley) and paprika.
Bake at 180°C (350°F) for 45 minutes. :gracefoods
Recipe and photo courtesy of Grace Foods
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Reposted from myjamaicatoday - What Is Parental Stress?
Parental stress can be defined as anything related to caring for and rearing a child that causes frustration and interferes with how a parent relates to a child. Although it is the parent who experiences the frustration; in severe cases parental stress leads to child abuse. Why? Because the frustration is oftentimes taken out on the perceived cause of the stress – the child. Research in Jamaica documented in “Profiles: The Jamaican Pre-School Child; the Status of Early Childhood Development in Jamaica ” has shown that children who live in homes where there are high levels of parental stress have more behavioural problems and do not learn well in school.
What Causes Parental Stress?
Parental stress affects many parents in our society. However, most are unaware of what is happening to them and even fewer know how to prevent or stop it. There are several factors that can lead to parental stress. Some of these factors are:
Financial difficulty in caring for the child
An absent mother of father leaving the remaining parent to be the sole breadwinner and caregiver for the child.
Lack of social support from family and friends
Inability to cope with a child’s disability or behavioural disorder
Being overworked or overburdened
How Do I Know If I Am Experiencing Parental Stress?
Do you know if you are experiencing parental stress? Here are a few telltale signs:
I get angry with my child over little things
My child makes you so angry I beat him/her until some one pulls me away
I beat and/or say hurtful things to my child very often
I have violent thoughts toward my child
I beat or say hurtful things to my child very often...See Full Article
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