To save my self from another year of not sticking to my New Year's resolution, this year I decided to instead of making my usual "to lose weight". I would just simply try to start adding more fruits and veggies into our meals, and to eat less refined sugars. My mom's healthy living and self healing plan has inspired me to start taking better care of my family's diet. So this year I will be cooking meals with more wholesome ingredients, so to start the year off I decided to make a vegetable lasagna. So here is what I made..
This is what it looked like as I was assembling the layers.. This recipe came out of one of my favorite cook books, the bridal edition of the Better homes and Gardens cookbook. Here is the recipe if you are interested.
8 oz. lasagna noodles
2 beaten eggs
2 c. cream style cottage cheese
1 15 oz. ricotta cheese
2 t. dried Italian seasoning
2 c. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 c. chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
2 T. all-purpose flour
1 t. pepper
1 1/4 c. milk
1 10 oz. frozen pkg. chopped spinach, thawed & drained
1 10 oz. frozen pkg. chopped broccoli, thawed & drained
1 c. shredded carrot
3/4 c. shredded parmesan cheese (I used about 2 c. more cheese the better)
1 8 oz. pkg. mozzarella cheese.
cook noodles according to package.
stir together the next 3 ingredients
cook the mushrooms,onion, and garlic in hot oil until tender. Stir in flour & pepper; add milk all at once. cook and stir until thick & bubbly. remove from heat stir in broccoli, carrot, & 1/2 c. Parm. Assemble layers of noodles, cottage cheese mixture, veggie mixture, and then mozzarella. repeat layers twice. Bake uncovered 350 deg. for 35 min.
To make this really good I suggest buying actual real cheese, not the usual kraft or crystal farms, but the kind from the deli area of special cheese, there is nothing better than fresh cheese. Hope you enjoy...we did!