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Coupla’ Meals

October 1, 2014

Hi friends!  It’s a new month—welcome to October!  I was feeling reminiscent about Lila’s first Halloween this morning, when she dressed as this sweet lil’ Lion:

How on earth was this only two years ago?!

I think this year she’ll be a little more excited to be in her costume, which I have a feeling will start with a Prin and end with a cess. 

We’ve been a little better about cooking around here lately.  We had a game night with friends and made the butternut squash lasagna, as well as a vegan lasagna for our non meat-eating friends.  I followed a recipe online for an easy tofu-spinach “ricotta”:

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To the tofu (firm) and thawed spinach (water pressed out), I added nutritional yeast, garlic salt, and a bit of lemon juice. 

I sauteed some vegetables (carrots, zucchini, mushrooms) to put in between the layers of lasagna noodles, along with tomato sauce and the faux ricotta.

Lasagna can be a little labor-intensive.  Luckily, I had Queen Elsa on hand to assist with the assemblage:

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Who knew that Queen Elsa was such a great sous chef?

The resulting lasagna was very tasty, and fed us for a couple of days after the party!

I also made a super (souper?) easy soup on this past Sunday afternoon.  We had some leftover fruits and veggies in the refrigerator that needed to be used up, so I chopped them into large chunks, tossed them with olive oil and garlic salt, and roasted them at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, until they were easily pierced with a fork.

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Butternut squash, carrots, and apples, pre and post roast.

Then, on Monday night while I was teaching, Ryan just blended the veggies with a little bit of chicken broth and heated it up over the stove.  Instant veggie soup!

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It was really nice to come home to a bowl of warm soup and a grilled cheese sandwich after a long day (and night) of teaching.

A couple of tasty fall meals! Welcome to October!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 1, 2014 5:08 pm

    I’m feeling some fall veggie soup really soon! This is my fave: http://againstallgrain.com/2013/01/30/leftover-roast-chicken-soup-with-roasted-vegetables/

  2. BELLA Casados permalink
    October 4, 2014 5:41 am

    Your blog is hilarious and real… and to make Lila anymore sweet, she is my niece’s twin looks-wise! Such a sweetie. Keep the posts coming. Already shared your blog with my sister who has a 15month old…surprisingly enough, the way I was navigated to your website was by googling “dealing with stomach flu blogs” haha. Go figure.

    • October 4, 2014 11:45 am

      Aww, thank you so much! I had a lot of fun writing that post, haha. 🙂

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