Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What's Cookin' Wednesday

Country Vegetable Lasagna

This was brought to recipe club by my friend Catherine a few months ago. It is sooooo good you'll hardly miss the beef (your hips won't miss it either.) I made it with whole wheat lasagna noodles for a little extra fiber. Are you taking care of your colon????? Just checkin'

9 uncooked dried lasagna noodles

Sauce
3 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
2 cups chopped mushrooms
1 medium (1 cup) green pepper, chopped
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1 tsp finely chopped garlic
1 (28oz) can chopped tomatoes, undrained
1 (12 oz) can tomato paste
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano

Cheese mixture
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 (15 oz) carton ricotta cheese (or cottage cheese)
2 eggs
1/4 tsp pepper

3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Directions
Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Rinse and drain.

Heat oil in skillet. Add mushrooms, green pepper, onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until veggies are crisp tender (7-9 minutes).
Stir in all remaining sauce ingredients. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally until mixture comes to a full boil (2-3 mins).
Reduce heat to low. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 30 mins.

Meanwhile in medium bowl stir together 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese eggs and pepper.

Heat oven to 350.
On bottom of 13x9 baking dish spread 1 cup sauce.
Top with 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of cheese mixture, 1/3 of sauce and 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
Repeat layers 2 more times, ending with mozzarella. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup parmesan cheese.

Bake 30-35 mins or until bubbly and heated through. let stand 10 minutes.
Yield 8 servings.

And just so you're not disappointed, music to dance to . . .



Whenever I'm having a "fat day" (everyday lately) I put on some Beyonce and pretend I look like that. ha ha

That is the beauty of

imagination!

All I have to do is close my eyes, start shakin' my extra large boo-tay, and all of a sudden I'm not a barefoot, pregnant housewife cooking lasagna in my kitchen. I'm not wearing sweatpants with my hair in a ponytail.

I'm a Grammy winning superstar with legs 6 feet long.

I'm Beyonce and I can shake it like nobody's business.

Is it crazy? Yes but how else do you make cooking lasagna fun?????

Try it. Go on now. Try moving your hips like that. I can promise you a good laugh if nothing else. (Ouch, I think I just pulled a muscle.)

You can even call your husband Jay- Z if he'll let you.

5 comments:

One Cluttered Brain said...

wonderful recipe! yummy! That one is a keeper for sure!

Beyonce is so cool don't ya think? Thanks for the youtube video!

Missy said...

This sounds great! It looks great! Loving the Beyonce!

OhioFamOf4 said...

I already have this recipe from Catherine but I read it again because it's so good and now I'm hungry. And I already forced myself to put the ice cream back after I was eating it out of the container, lol.

St. John said...

Personal Testimonial: This lasagna is great! Ate an entire pan since Monday (thanks for making it hon!)

The High Family said...

mmmm mmmm, that looks yummy!

OK, is this where Megan got her signature move during the talent show?! LOL