Monday, September 26, 2005

Good Weekend... and Some Lasagna

This weekend I went to a party in Albany. It was especially great because I didn't go alone. I got a gaudy new sequined giraffe top for the party... and I wasn't even the worst dressed! We all had fun I think. A lot of nice people, and even tolerant of different beliefs.

Mom and Grandma seem to like Ed... mom says, "he's a keeper!"

I started my Spanish II class tonight. Strange that the instructor was Colombian, my boyfriend also is, so was a girlfriend and a husband of a couple members of the class... what a coincidence since there were only 7 people, or so, in the class!

I also finished The Abs Diet book this weekend, which a friend from work made me read. Actually, I didn't read the main book, but the companion book. It sounds very much like the Core diet but much more lenient. For example, you can eat lowfat dairy instead of just fat-free. I did try to recreate the tofu and polenta lasagna last week and it came out pretty good! Here's the recipe I created:

Polenta & Tofu Lasagna (re-creation of Park & Orchard's- Rutherford, NJ)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Make Tofu Ricotta:
1 lb. organic firm tofu
juice of 2 lemons
2 tsp olive oil
2 heaping tsp garlic
2 tsp italian seasoning
pinch of crushed red pepper

Mix ingredients together in bowl with fork.

Make Pomodoro Sauce:
28 oz course ground tomatoes
3tsp garlic
2 tsp olive oil
1 c. chopped onion
1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
handful chopped fresh basil
1/3 bag fresh baby spinach
1 cup cauliflower

Mix ingredients together in separate bowl.

Other ingredients:
2 lbs polenta, sliced into slabs,
ff chedder, shredded (I actually used lowfat cheese when I made it)

Layer sauce, polenta, and tofu ricotta in 2 casserole dishes sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with foil and cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Take out and sprinkle shredded chedder on top. Cook uncovered another 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

That's about it for now. I must get to bed as my first audit is tomorrow as an internal ISO auditor!

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