Monday, July 16, 2007

Cooking Spree!

It's 12:24 in the morning and I just sat down on the couch to relax. In the last 3 hours I made lasagna, salsa and smoothies.

The salsa was by request of my boss, Jennifer - after she tasted the last batch. I don't generally measure stuff unless I'm using someone else's recipe for something. Following are approximate quantities for the evening's creations.

Salsa
(made a LARGE bowl)
  • Balsamic Vinegar about 3/4 cup
  • Garlic 5 or 6 cloves, finely chopped
  • Large White Onion finely chopped
Mix above ingredients in the bottom of a large bowl.
  • 2 Large Yellow "low acid" tomatoes, chopped
  • Large handful Cilantro
Blend in food processor and add to bowl, mix.
  • 3 "on the vine" Tomatoes, chopped in small pieces
Add to the bowl, mix.
  • 4 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Large Beefsteak Tomatoes, chopped
Blend in food processor and add to bowl, mix. Add about 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and about 3 teaspoons salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight and then add salt or lemon juice as needed.


Lasagna
(made a 9x12 pan)

  • Large container of Ricotta
  • Package of Feta
  • Chopped Basil
  • Chopped Garlic
Mix in bowl and set aside.
  • One package of burger crumbles
  • Chopped Basil
  • 1/2 cup water
Brown in pan on med/high and set aside.

Boil about 15 lasagna noodles, drain and rinse under cold water.

Spread about 3/4 cup of your choice of Sauce in the bottom of the pan, place one layer of noodles over sauce. Spread a level of ricotta mixture, then noodles, then burger mixture, then noodles, then sauce, then ricotta, etc. until pan is full. Top with sauce, cover with tin foil and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove tin foil, top with shredded mozzarella and return to oven for about a half hour or until cheese browns and bubbles.

It's now 12:45am and I'm going to try the lasagna.

4 comments:

Kelsie-lou said...

Is sleep on your agenda at all? You're supposed to be working lots this week!! You need your sleep, silly girl...

ReesePie said...

I know... I went to bed about 1:30am and just got up now (11am) that's a good 9+ hours. :)

ReesePie said...

I made a chocolate mousse last night at about 11pm...

Ninja Of The Mundane said...

You're a freak. :)