The Freshman Cook: 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                                       Salt                                       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                             sugar                             1/4 cup brewed Coffee                            2 eggs                             1 cup Whipping Cream                             Cocoa Powder

Tiramisu Ingredients

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¬†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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