Day 18 – Lasagna Revisited (Whole30 2013)
It’s been a while since I posted. Let me explain.
1) I had a cold.
2) I got better.
3) I went to visit my parents.
4) Seth is visiting.
5) I woke up at 6AM screaming because my eye hurt like a mother.
It still hurts. The doctor prescribed drops every few 2 hours that hurt even more. I think I set a record for dropping f-bombs today, and certainly before 8AM. The good news is, at least I’m trapped in a snazzy looking apartment with the curtains drawn. Got some new gear to step up my adult-game.
The bedroom curtains weren’t up at that point.
I’ve made faux-lasagna in the past but I want to revisit it because that write up was horrible. I made it again tonight and want to share it so the world can recreate it without trying to decipher my former inability to type up a recipe.
- 1-2 lbs ground beef
- 1/2 onion diced
- 2-4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
- 1 eggplant sliced thin
- 1 zucchini sliced thin (I used a mandolin)
- 1/2 spaghetti squash
- 5-6 baby bella mushrooms sliced (however many you need to layer the dish)
- 1 big can of tomato sauce (29 oz says my can)
- 1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
- italian seasoning
- preheat oven to 400F
- At this stage, you can either throw your spaghetti squash in the oven to roast it while you prep everything else, or you can put it in the microwave for 10 minutes and call it a day. I chose the latter.
- Mix your tomato sauce, fire roasted tomatoes, and add italian or your favorite seasoning to taste. Put aside. (I will call this ‘sauce’ now)
- Layer your eggplant in a 9×13 pyrex dish. You don’t need to use the whole eggplant, just enough to make a layer. Top that layer with a layer of your zucchini. Cover with a thin layer of sauce.
- Mix your garlic, onion, meat, and a little bit of sauce in a bowl so it’s evenly distributed. Form a layer evenly on top of your vegetables in the pyrex.
- Fork out your squash on top of the meat.
- Cover with the remaining sauce.
- Layer mushrooms to look pretty.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes.
I promise it isn’t nearly as much work as it sounds.