01 February 2012

Vegetable Lasagne

Sorry about the hiatus. I promise I've been eating. I made sure of that by turning a catching-up-with-friends night into a making-vegetable-lasagne-together night. I'm pretty sure this is the best way to hang out with friends. Everyone should do it, all the time.

Before we get down to work, a moment should be taken to watch the Vegetable Lasagne Seinfeld clip. There you go.

Our recipe comes courtesy of Jackie, complete with important notes -- eg. "Simmer 30 mins., but whatever." It's important to know when you can say whatever to a recipe and still have it turn out.

Delicious cheese sauce preparation: 2 eggs, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 475 g ricotta, 2 cups shredded mozzarella and 1 cup grated parmesan.

Fresh chopped veggies! The extent of my work this evening was chopping the eggplant and red pepper that I brought, and then consuming a bunch of wine.

Which by the way was one of the wines we picked up on our Okanagan wine tour last summer, a truly exceptional 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon from Burrowing Owl Estate Winery.

Our taster told us the bottle had been aerating for about an hour in a fancy expensive aerating machine, and this helped to soften the tannins and unlock the complex flavours. We didn't have an aerator on hand this time around, so we used a meauring cup and a whisk.

This really seemed to do the trick. Yes those are martini glasses.

Ok, the noodles are GOING IN. Spinach noodles for extra tastiness.

Everything gets layered together.

Here is plateful number one. It's not the most intact-looking lasagne, but it only existed for less than a minute before disappearing into my belly.


  1. I know how to class things up with my whisk and martini glasses. I think this lasagna would be firmer had we baked it longer and not been so hungry. But it honestly doesn't matter since it tastes so incredibly good.

  2. This was so much fun. And my proudest moment on the internet!

    The Burrowing Owl was amazing. Next time, when we're less hungry and it's earlier in the evening, we'll bake the lasagna for its recommended time and make caesar salad. That day will be glorious.

  3. Love the Seinfeld clip! Also, what a great idea for a get together!


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