Monday, September 15, 2008

Vegetable Lasgna

Here's another recipe site I love that I got off of my cousin, Summer's blog (gotta love Jenny, a fellow SAHM from Arizona with a cheery disposition). Jenny is a woman after my own heart, who favors recipes with peanut butter, chocolate, bananas, goat cheese, and bacon (um, but not all in the same recipe).

We had this delicious Garden Vegetable Lasgna tonight. As I was shopping for the ingredients, I wanted someone to see all the vegetables I was getting. Because I'm a sucker for parenting magazines and all their rules, I felt like my load of eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, baby spinach, and bell pepper pretty much made me the best mom ever.

Unfortunately, the two grocery stores I went to didn't have fennel or marscapone cheese. So, I left out the fennel and put in goat cheese instead. I loved the flavor of the goat cheese, but it only made me wonder what it would have tasted like with the marscapone. I'll definitely make it again with ALL the ingredients.

I've been trying to get our family to lighten up on the meat, so Nate was less than thrilled when he found out it was a vegetarian lasgna, but he really liked it. ("But, you'll still make a meat one once in a while, right?")


Kate said...

Wow... all of those veggies in one dish. You are super mom.
I've been trying to cut back on meat lately too. I realized that I usually plan the meal around the meat. So we're aiming for 2 vegetarian nights per week. So far we've had some egg dishes (like a very veggie omelette that I don't want to recommend and a good quiche), as well as some interesting pastas and salads. I have surprised Q in that he can feel full and satisfied without meat. I WILL post some recipes on here someday.

EmilyCC said...

2 vegetarian dishes is our goal, too. And, the only reason I'm good about posting recipes is because I post as breaks in between grading papers :)