The lasagna was really, really delicious -- Jason went back for seconds. The butternut squash itself is so rich and creamy, it creates the illusion that the dish is richer and fattier (?) than it really is. I made a couple of changes from the original recipe -- which was, itself, adapted from Everyday Italian's Giada. I used an organic whole milk ricotta instead of the cottage cheese and fat-free half-and-half instead of the regular milk. Definitely a keeper!
Finished The Time-Traveler's Wife last night and cried, as per usual. A good cry, though:) I went to the library today and got a big assortment of goodies. Sherri Tepper's newest, The Margarets; Joy of Cooking's The Art of Home Canning; another Sarah Dessen; City of Oranges about Jews and Arabs living harmoniously in Jaffa; a couple others. I'm really looking forward to a new Sherri Tepper; it's been a while. And, the home canning -- this is my new project. I've wanted to learn canning for quite a while; I'm planning on trying my first experiments this weekend. Will report on progress!
I am right this second debating on whether or not I'm heading to the gym today. I know I should, but the personal trainer kicked my ass yesterday and am very, very sore. Le sigh....will probably head back over there in about an hour because it is Good For Me.
*Chicken Delmonico (will post recipe after I tinker with it)
*Sliced Tomatoes (which we did not have last night!)
*Spicy Corn Fritters
*the rest of the Wholewheat French