I have been incredibly busy and will have a post soon with the newest book details. So much fun because it includes some of the favorite recipes from this blog.
Meanwhile, I promised you a lasagna shortcut. How this came about: I had in my freezer mozzarella and sauce leftover from the Christmas Eve lasagna and frozen Spinach Ravioli. Continue reading →
The newest book is ready to go to the publisher – just finalizing the cover and figuring out how best to format the recipes.
A sneak peek of Chapter One can be found here.
Meanwhile, in my kitchen, I’ll be making Frozen Spinach Ravioli Lasagna tonight. Part of my Frozen Shortcuts. Everything doesn’t have to be gourmet, but it does have to by yummy. I’ll post photos and recipe tomorrow.
In other news, in the odd kismet that happens sometimes with JeffreyW and myself – I’ve been making Smash Burgers all week for lunch. Maybe I’ll do a tutorial this week on how best to achieve that crispy thin burger.
Getting my parents Christmas gifts is impossible. They really don’t want more stuff and if I give them cash, they give it back. ❤
This year, since I was traveling home last week, I decided the best thing I could do was cook for them. So that’s what I did. I made twelve meals for two.
Spinach Tomato Soup (recipe here)
Spinach Lasagna (recipe here)
Chicken Tortilla Soup (recipe here)
Shredded Chicken – I shredded two pounds of chicken that I cooked with garlic, sage, rosemary and basil in the Multi-Pot/Instant Pot. They can then use it for chicken salad or BBQ chicken.
Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 lb chicken, diced
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 32 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
- 32 ounces of veggie broth ( I use my vitamix to blend carrots, celery, garlic, onion to make a quick, nutritious vegetable broth)
- 12-ounce sliced carrots (I use frozen)
- 12-ounce green beans (I use frozen)
- 3 stalks of celery, diced
- 1/2 onion diced (optional, my parents love onions)
- 10 oz of small bowtie pasta or egg noodles.
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There is no getting around the fact that leftover lasagna is better than when it is warm from the oven on the day it is made.
A bigger lasagna, anyway. The last one was so good I made another one, but more.