Sunday, February 12, 2012

ChezCindy: Vegetable Lasagna "Auditions"

Today I am "auditioning" 2 vegetable lasagna recipes.  The family is hosting a baby shower for my niece.  The food theme is Italian, with the plan to serve a variety of lasagna's; traditional lasagna with ground beef/sausage meat, a chicken mushroom marsala lasagna, and a vegetable lasagna.  The first 2 lasagna's are proven recipes that we have previously made.  But no one has a go-to recipe for vegetable lasagna.  I researched and found 2 recipes that I thought would be interesting, each different from the other.  One will be Roasted Eggplant Lasagna with Parsley/Basil Pesto, that is layered with a creamy bechamel sauce and ricotta cheese.  The other is 4 Cheese Spinach Lasagna, using cottage cheese, goat cheese, parmesan, and mozzarella, with a tomato sauce.  I will make each of these today, using my 2 nieces (mother-to-be and her sister) as judges.  They, and their families, will have to "suffer" through the tasting such that the shower guests will not have to be "guinea pigs".  It's a tough life, but they are up to the task. 
Stay is snowing and very cold.  A perfect day for making lasagna.

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