Friday, March 27, 2009

Daring Bakers March- Spinach Lasagna

This is my second Daring Bakers challenge, and after last month's flourless chocolate cake, definitely not what I expected. I must say, I was very disappointed when I saw homemade spinach lasagna noodles...I knew that was going to be a hard, if not impossible sell with Ad. However, I've been a little more motivated in the cooking area lately, so although it took me a few weeks to get motivated to actually make this lasagna, it got made. If you knew Ad, you would understand my complete shock when he actually tried it. Seriously, the guy doesn't eat any veggies or fruit (something that has rubbed off on the girls, unfortunately.) And spinach has always been a joke with him and his dad "I made sure to put extra spinach in for you!" But I give him props, he ate it. He didn't like it, but he ate it. I must say, I didn't really care for it much either. It was better after it had sat for a day or so, but even then, the noodles were something I wouldn't make again. The recipe itself needed some adjusting (hence the reason I'm not posting it) and the assembly of the lasagna called for bechamel. I guess I'm an all-American kind of girl...I did not care for the bechamel. I will say, though, that I did actually enjoy being more creative in the kitchen on the cooking side of things, and it motivated me to join the new Daring Cooks! Let's hope there is no more spinach lasagna!

The March 2009 challenge is hosted by Mary of Beans and Caviar, Melinda of Melbourne Larder and Enza of Io Da Grande. They have chosen Lasagne of Emilia-Romagna from The Splendid Table by Lynne Rossetto Kasper as the challenge.

10 comments:

lisamichele said...

Glad you enjoyed the challenge even though you weren't happy with the recipe. Regardless, your lasagne turned out beautiful :)

ARLENE said...

Food preferences are hard to break. Larry will eat just about anything...as long as he can add hot sauce to it. And, yes, he DID. He loved the lasagna, but his condiments drive me wild! Good job!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your Lasagne looks really good! Well done!

cheers,

Rosa

Lori said...

Remember All American Mac and Cheese, the real kind, is made with bechamel.

I like that you guys tried this and ate despite your dislike. And that was truly great that your husband went ahead and ate it! Yeah. Hopefully you will be thrilled enxt month!

Lauren said...

Mmm, your lasagne looks awesome!!

ice tea: sugar high said...

Cooking for a fussy person myself, I know how it feels to break a food preference. Glad you went ahead and make it anyways. Fantastic result!

Beth said...

There have been several times when I've been displeased with the outcome of Daring Bakers challenges, but I keep doing them since it gets you thinking differently in the kitchen. I hope you enjoy next month's assignment better!

Kat said...

Your lasagna came out looking very good; too bad you did not really like it! Maybe next month's challenge will be more up your alley. Kudos to you for completing as it was a time consuming one!

Dragon said...

Great job on this month's challenge!

Christine said...

Congratulations on your second Daring Baker challenge! It looks great!