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.
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