Monday, January 29, 2007

I Haven't Been Doing Much Cooking Lately....

..... and I'm missing it, but I surely haven't been missing many meals.

While out of town last week, I did manage to eat one Chipotle chicken burrito (with extra-hot salsa--yum); one order of Pad Thai from my favorite Thai restaurant (all Pad Thai is not made equally); and one very delicious meal of Sesame Encrusted Ahi on a bed of gingered cabbage and jasmine rice.

On Saturday, we wandered up to the neighbor's for dinner and had a wonderful white lasagna with turkey. I managed to get the recipe and thought I'd share:

White Lasagna with Turkey

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
8 ounces lasagna noodles
2 ½ cups milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon black ground pepper
1 (8-ounce) container ricotta cheese
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey
3 TBS freshly grated Parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Cook frozen chopped spinach and lasagna noodles according to the package directions; drain.
  3. In a saucepan blend together milk and flour. Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Season with salt and pepper. Mix half the sauce with the spinach and set aside.
  4. Pour a small amount of the remaining sauce into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Alternate layers of noodles, spinach mixture, ricotta cheese, turkey and ending with the white sauce.
  5. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, dry bread crumbs, and Italian seasoning. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bubbly.

Makes 9 servings.

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