FIDMI Lasagna, Lasagna, noodles, pasta, PPN, Presto Pasta Nights, Ravioli
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
faking it hosting Presto Pasta Nights #136 this week!
This week, I have the pleasure of hosting Presto Pasta Nights (the brainchild of Ruth from Once Upon a Feast)! I am very excited, as this is my first time hosting this delicious, weekly event...and, it's week #136 already...can you believe that!? Is there anybody out there who hasn't yet participated? Well, what are you waiting for? Did you make pasta in any size, shape or form recently...or do you plan to? Perfect! We enjoy all pasta equally...no prejudice here...you make it, we take it. What do you do once you've created that beautiful pasta dish, you ask? I can answer that...simply: ~create a dish using pasta or noodles ~post about it on your blog anytime from now until midnight on October 22 , being sure to link back to this post and Presto Pasta Nights. ~Once you’ve posted your dish, send an email to girlichef (at) yahoo (dot) com and cc: ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com by October 22 (midnight, Eastern time) with the following information: your name, blog name, link to SPECIFIC PPN post and attach a picture (jpg or gif, please). Most importantly...be creative and have fun! Bring on the comfort food :D In the spirit of simplicity...it's been a long, hard week if you recall...I decided to fake it (not bake it)! Fake it, Don't Make it Lasagna slightly adapted from a recipe from Martha at Menagerie (seriously, this recipe is so versatile)yield: ~6 svgs. ~ 4 c. your favorite pasta sauce (homemade, jarred, canned) 1 bag frozen Ravioli (cheese, meat, veg), thawed or frozen...either will work 1 pkg. frozen chopped spinach (~12 oz), thawed and squeezed dry ~3 c. shredded mozzarella freshly grated Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 350° F. Spoon about a third of your sauce over the bottom of a 9x13" baking dish. Cover with a single layer of ravioli. Top with half of the spinach and a third of the mozzarella. Repeat, ending with mozzarella and grating enough fresh Parm over the top to satisfy your cheesy urges. Cover with foil that has been sprayed on the bottom (to keep the cheese from sticking) and bake for ~25 minutes. Uncover and bake until bubbly, ~10 more minutes. Go ahead and dish it up as you would dish up traditional lasagna!! A simple, delicious and quick substitute when you're running short on time...or feeling less than up-to making a "regular" lasagna. Comfort food by any name... Don't forget to email me your PPN#136 entries by Thursday October 22 (at midnight, Eastern time)...so that I can post the round-up on Friday October 23rd!
Michiana-based food writer with a fondness for garlic, freshly baked bread, stinky cheese, dark beer, and Mexican food—who believes that immersing herself in different cultures one bite at a time is the best path to enlightenment.