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Well, they ate it!  I’m not going to say it was anyone’s new favorite, but at least there were no long faces about no lasagna.  Here are the reviews straight from the mouths of my brood:

Sophia, age 8 – “It’s been a long time since I have had lasagna!  It just tastes like cheese-sauce-noodle goodness!”

Jack, age 6 1/2 – “Good.  Yum.  Really good.”  He’s so eloquent :).

Elise, age 4 1/2 – “You mean the lasagna?  Uh, YUM!!  I liked it!”

Tessa, age 3 – “Good!”

I honestly don’t think I plan to make this intentionally again.  However, I can definitely see my kids asking for it in the future :).  And, hey – why not?!

Read this post if you are wondering how I ended up writing a post about lasagna sauce passing for a meal :).

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Spinach Lasagna Noodle Bits

Lunch today was supposed to be Turkey Wild Rice soup leftover from last night’s dinner.  I seem to have a problem lately with underestimating my growing family’s appetite.  No leftovers makes for no lunch :).  Luckily, I had several tortillas in my freezer and some dehydrated refried beans and a little cheese.  Add some fresh veggies, and we were happy.

Dinner was supposed to be lasagna.  First off, I don’t love lasagna.  Second, I really don’t like making it.  However, my son loves it and asks for it on a regular basis.  This week, when I finally put it on the menu, there were shouts of excitement.  This is a big deal.

I put the noodles in the pot to parboil and did a few other things.  I turned the heat off before they were all the way done, did a few more things, and came back.  I readied my cheeses and sauce.  I poured sauce in the bottom of my pan and attempted to grab my first noodle.  A chunk about the size of a postage stamp.  Ok, try again.  Nope.  And again, and again, and again.  Nope.

I think it must have been the Christmas music in the background keeping my frustration levels in check.  Well, I thought.  You can make lasagna without the noodles, right?  I mean, the cheese is the best part anyway!

My First Ever Noodle-less Lasagna

So, I now have a gigantic pan layered with marinara sauce, Italian-ized cottage cheese (I always use this instead of ricotta), and shredded cheeses.  My plan is to just serve it over brown rice macaroni noodles – that hopefully don’t fall apart :).

Stay tuned for the verdict!  Don’t worry, my son will be brutally honest :).

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