Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lasagna Dinner Meal

Today is the first post of my newly designed Freshman Cook. I hope you like it! Lets jump in!!!

The menu for this week:

Appetizer: Antipasto Tray
Soup/Salad: Tuscan Vegetable Soup
Entree: Homestyle Lasagna
Side Dish: Garlic Bread
Dessert: Tiramisu Mousse

I hope this sounds good to you!!               Here is your shopping list:

Antipasto Tray~Cheese ( I used 3 kinds-Boursin Garlic & Herb, Goat Cheese, Fresh Mozzarella)
                         Fresh Artichoke
                         Salami ( I bought mine sliced)
                         Loaf of French Bread
                         Whole Grain Wheat Crackers
                         Fresh asparagus
Antipasto Ingredients

Tuscan Vegetable Soup~15 oz can low sodium Canellini Beans
                                       extra virgin Olive oil
                                       Onion (you will need 1 cup, diced)
                                       2 Carrots
                                       2 stalks Celery
                                       1 small Zuchini
                                       1 clove Garlic
                                      dried Thyme Leaves
                                      dried Sage Leaves
                                      Black Pepper
                                     32 ounces low sodium Chicken Broth
                                     14.5 ounce can no salt added diced Tomato
                                      2 cups chopped Baby Spinach Leaves
                                      1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Tuscan Ingredients

Homestyle Lasagna~ extra virgin Olive Oil
                                 1 small Onion
                                 2 Garlic Cloves
                                 1 pound lean ground beef
                                 28 ounce can Tomato Puree
                                 small can Tomato Paste
                                 Dried Oregano
                                 Dried Thyme
                                 Bay Leaf
                                 Salt & Pepper
                                 1 box Lasagna Noodles
Lasagna Ingredients

Garlic Bread~loaf of Italian Bread
                     Minced Garlic
                     Unsalted Butter
Garlic Bread Ingredients
 Tiramisu Mousse~8 ounces Mascarpone Cheese
                            1/4 cup brewed Coffee
                            2 eggs
                            1 cup Whipping Cream
                            Cocoa Powder
Tiramisu Ingredients
On Monday's post we will talk about how to oven roast the artichoke, and prepare the antipasto plate!
 It's the beginning of a wonderful meal!!!
 Culinary Talk ~Mascarpone Cheese is made from low fat content fresh creme. It is a triple creme, and looks a lot like creme cheese.It is rich tasting, and has a buttery flavor. It comes in the same type of container as creme cheese, and it is pronounced [mas-kar-pohn]. I have purchased mascarpone at Walmart, Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and most grocery stores.

See you tomorrow!!


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