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Mom Brain and Lasagna

So here’s how my day went…I sat on the couch with a “boycotting nap time” baby who had more energy than 10 energizer bunnies combined. The tipping point was when I went into his room, mid afternoon, and discovered that his peed in pants from earlier were in the diaper genie. Yep, I threw them in the diaper genie instead of the dirty hamper. What? Yeah, mom brain is a real thing. And I’m only 24. Oy vey.

Cooking dinner was one of the last things I wanted to do tonight. But then again I just sat on the couch all day, so I needed to do something with my life. I got this recipe from my Cooking Light magazine in the March 2016 edition.

This lasagna recipe is vegetarian which usually doesn’t go over too well in this family. Men like meat. That’s what I’ve learned in my almost 2 years of marriage. But sometimes we women have to lay down the law and declare it a vegetarian night. If they don’t like it they can find something else to eat (which they would never do).

I started by boiling the squash in a mixture of milk and stock to soften the squash. Once it was softened, I blended it all and tossed it with the cheeses. Meanwhile, I sautéed up the mushrooms, onions and swiss chard. The recipe told me to place the swiss chard mixture in a fine sieve. But I didn’t know what the heck that meant so I used a colander. I improvised. That happens when I don’t fully understand culinary terms.

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I layered all the elements into a baking dish (sauce, noodles, veggie mix, repeat), topped it with more cheese and baked it for about 35 minutes.


I broiled it at the end to get that crispy looking cheese. Crispy looking cheese is a must. When it was all done, I let it rest for a few minutes and then served it up!

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And you know what? Mark never even mentioned the vegetarian part. Score.




One thought on “Mom Brain and Lasagna

  1. hahahaha boom! right on! now make some “secret” vegan recipes so that I can actually make one of these mouth watering delicacies. I read all of these last night while in bed…and I had to get up and eat something because my stomach was literally growling!


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