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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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