Archive for October, 2011

October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Lasagna

Ugh, I promise I am going to give you guys some recipes that don’t include Pumpkin…..next July. Just kidding, next week… But for now, another pumpkin recipe. It’s really good if that makes up for my pumpkineyness. I just love pumpkins.

See?

Before last night I had never made a lasagna… I always thought they took SO long to prepare and I’m more of an instant gratification kind of girl. If it takes longer than 30 minutes and doesn’t involve a crock pot – I’m OUT!

Oh and Adam if you are reading this there was TOTALLY ground turkey in there ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pumpkin Lasagna (Vegetarian)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 5 ounces (or 21 ounces) fresh mozzarella, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons earth balance butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 3/4 cups pumpkin puree
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch white pepper
  • 1 (1 lb) box no boil – whole wheat lasagna sheets

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Shred 12 ounces of mozzarella and mix with the ricotta in a large bowl. Set aside.

3. In a 2 quart pot, melt butter on low heat. Add garlic and brown lightly. Stir in pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syrup,  cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stir until itโ€™s all warm. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. Smear a thin layer of pumpkin mixture on the bottom of a 9ร—13 glass baking dish.

5. Place 3 lasagna sheets across. Smooth a layer of ricotta/mozzarella on. Smooth a layer of pumpkin mixture on top. Repeat until you have 5 layers of pasta, cheese, pumpkin. (You will use 15 lasagna sheets in total so there may be extra sheets in the box.)

6. Let sit for 5 minutes and slice squares to serve

7. Eat your sweet, ooey and gooey lasagna.

I loved the sweetness of this lasagna – If you are in the mood for something new, definitely try this… If you are looking for an original lasagna, you’ll have to spend more time on it.

I also highly suggest washing it down with a couple squares of heaven.

If there’s any left in stores that is… Because I plan on wiping every Trader Joes clear of them.

Happy Friday!!!

QUESTIONS: Have you ever made a homemade lasagna? I cant believe this was my first time.

October 20, 2011

Legal Documents

Yesterday started off like any normal day – with a delicious pumpkin breakfast, duh! Seriously, my days are not complete with pumpkin lately.

Whole wheat waffles, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin granola and sugar free syrup.

I threw on some new clothes that I received in the mail yesterday (shhh, don’t tell Adam!)

Flowy tank: J. Crew Outlet

Camel Cardigan: Forever 21

Rust Corduroy Skinny Pants: Forever 21

Camel boots: Nordstrom

Pearl Necklace: J. Crew

Sweated my heiny off (not literally, unfortunately) in Spin class and when I came home I found a letter from Reebok..huh?

The letter was to inform me I should file for the class action suit against Reebok. I had NO idea what this was for so I used the ever so trusty google and it read “Are you upset you never got the bum you were promised with Reebok Easytones? File your suit now”

To be honest, I never thought I would get an amazing butt JUST because I walked around in a shoe.. It kind of baffles me that this many people in the US thought that they would and have now teamed up to sue Reebok because they never looked the way the fit woman did in the commercial.

I don’t think I will be jumping on board to get money from Reebok because I’m not upset and would’ve never even knew about this class action suit unless they sent me paperwork.. Which makes me question how they even knew i bought the shoes (3 years ago) and that I now lived in New Jersey?? This world is crazy.

QUESTIONS: Have you heard about this Class Action Suit against Reebok?? What would you do?