Hey friends! How is your week going? Mine is going well!
This past weekend was a bit crazy, and somewhat started unofficially on Thursday with my work holiday party, which lasted until about 1am! We have such a great group of people that events always go a bit late. The lighting on this pic was cray cray, but you get the idea (Dress from Loft).
That Friday I worked and then ran around like a crazy person trying to get ready for a white elephant party we had that night! I had to wrap gifts, go to the grocery store, make buffalo chicken dip, and shower/get ready. Well with the fiancé’s help, we did get it all done, but got the party about an hour late, which ended up being fine. It was a great party, with lots of delicious food and great company! After the house party, we headed to a bar for the rest of the night, which was a great time!
The rest of the weekend was spent seeing movies (Argo was great!), eat pho, and doing errands, etc!
Okay, onto a delicious dish I made on Sunday for dinner this week.
Noodleless Zucchini Lasagna
I started off with this recipe: http://www.chow.com/recipes/30280-noodleless-zucchini-lasagna, but had some modifications. But… this is delicious, and I don’t miss the noodles one bit!
Here is how I made the recipe:
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 lb of ground turkey meat
1 lb of cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 cup of parmesan cheese
1/2 of red onion chopped
1 package of cremini mushrooms sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
5 medium sized zucchini
1 lb of frozen artichokes chopped
[step 1] preheat oven to 375
[step 2] slice long strips of zucchini and place on pam sprayed cookie sheet, sprinkle with lawrys, and bake for 15 minutes, or until zucchini starts is roasted
[step 3] while the zucchini is cooking, pour in a little bit of OO and start to brown onions in a sauté pan, then add turkey meat and cook thoroughly
[step 4] add jar of spaghetti sauce to onion and turkey meat mixture, set aside
[step 5] in a large pan, sauté mushrooms in OO with s/p until soft, then set aside and cook chopped artichokes for 4-6 minutes, adding to mushrooms once done
[step 6] mix cottage cheese with parmesan cheese, and s/p
[step 7] add 1 1/2 cups of sauce mixture to mushroom/artichoke mixture
[step 8] spread the remaining turkey sauce mixture on the bottom of the pan, and add a layer of artichoke/mushroom mixture, then zucchini, a layer of cottage cheese, and sprinkle of mozzarella
[step 9] make one more layer of artichoke/mushroom mixture, zucchini, cottage cheese, mozzarella
[step 10] take the remaining zucchini and put as a layer on top, then cover with mozzarella
[step 11] bake for 40 minutes, and let it SIT for at least 30 minutes
[step 12] mangia mangia!