Me & my DH at nephew's wedding
Lexi, perched on corner of deck
my beautiful bee balm 2015
Hi, welcome to my page! I've tried many diets, had great success with some, failure with others. Now I'm trying a healthier lifestyle instead of a diet. Tracking my food, exercising, and eating more healthy instead of drastic, restrictive dieting which leads to burn out.
*Drink 8-10 c of water daily.
*Exercise at least 30 min each day.
*Get 8 hrs of good sleep.
*Keep a positive outlook.
*Interact with others more; hopefully helping someone else along the way.
Trying to reach out for support more. Utilizing SP tools & keep food & exercise records.
I'm Kay, 62, from Ohio. Love to laugh, be outside, take walks with my dog. Like to read, garden, and meet new Spark People.
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Hi again, Kay. You're right that the squash just took on the favor of the rest of the lasagna ingredients. I couldn't even taste it. Its purpose was just to separate the yummy layers (and, of course, to add all that stuff that's supposed to be good for us).
I just bought a cheap mandolin at Walmart. I don't use it that often, but it works when I need it.
2 days ago
Hi Kay, Thanks for the snowman goodie! Could sure use one! Maybe to make a huge sno cone? LOL
2 days ago
Hi Kay! I've put off responding to your question about squash "noodles" until I actually tried my lasagna, which I did tonight. I've never tried this before, but It was pretty easy, and I really enjoyed the result. I thought the dish turned out really well and tasty. Of course, I didn't really think of it as lasagna - more like a layered casserole
I used my favorite slow cooker lasagna recipe, and replaced the noodles with thinly sliced squash. I used a mandolin slicer to get really thin slices lengthwise along the squash. It did turn out a bit more watery than my usual lasagna, since the squash contains a lot of water. I just tipped it sideways a bit after it was done, and removed the extra liquid by blotting it up with paper towels. I've read that you can salt the squash noodles, let them drain in a colander, and pat them dry, but I didn't want to add the extra salt. I've also seen recipes where people cook them ahead of time. But I found it easy enough just to remove the extra liquid at the end.
At any rate, I'll definitely make this again, and look for more recipes like it.
Hope you're having a nice weekend!
3 days ago
Thank you Kayde for the Anniversary Flower Bouquet, that was very thoughtful. Hope you have a great week. Hugs Lesley
9 days ago
Thanks for reading my blog on M-fields and commenting!
9 days ago