Tuesday, April 29, 2008

You can't beet this dinner!

Tyler whipped up a lasagna last night and it was one of the best I've had in a long, long time. Here's the thing - lasagna is looked down upon as a gloppy, stomach stuffer and not a tasty, interesting dish. There was nothing special in this, in fact, Tyler didn't have enough sauce. But he did include Applegate pepperoni that was cooked to crisp and some ground turkey. The sauce was mostly our imported Italian tomato sauce which is so tomato-ey, not tinney like most canned toms. But what really made this was the cheese that he grated on top which crisped. Interesting textures, interesting flavors and hearty as hell! That's what lasagna should be all about. We're paying much more attention to textures and it makes a world of difference. BTW, we served it with an arugula salad with beets.

1 comment:

Manggy said...

I've never looked down on Lasagna! I'm like Garfield when it comes to that dish. I love it when some parts crunch too :)

Confession: I was totally expecting to be freaked out when you start inserting beets in the lasagna. Thank heavens it was on the side. And don't take this as a suggestion! :P