Lasagna on a comfort food night

Comfort food seems just right today. This is a recipe for gluten free lasagna that our whole family loves.

Ingredients
10 oz Rice pasta, cooked (about 14 noodles or one box)
12 oz any sausage -- we use either reindeer sausage cut into
     1/4 inch pieces and 1/4 inch rings or Sweet Italian Sausage
     crumbled from the casing.
1 cup of mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
38 oz or 1.5 24 oz bottles of marinara sauce
1 15 oz container of ricotta
2 eggs
1 cup parmesan cheese, reserve a half cup for the end
1 cup mozzarella cheese
4 oz water room temp

Procedure

Preheat oven to 350 degrees on bake.

Cook rice lasagna noodles per direction on the box.

Over medium heat render sausage and add mushrooms.

Once rendered, add marinara sauce and heat for 10 minutes.  Depending on your sauce, you may want to add 4 oz of water.

In a bowl add ricotta, eggs, mozzarella and parmesan.

Mix together with your hands or a spoon  and Set Aside.

In an oven proof pan, put 1.5 cups of the sauce on the bottom of the pan spread out.

layer 4 noodles on top of the sauce

Put 2 cups of the sauce on the noodles.

layer another four noodles on top.

add all of the cheese mix.  spread evenly.

LAYER ANOTHER 4 NOODLES ON TOP.

TOP WITH THE REMAINDER OF THE SAUCE AND THE 1/2 CUP OF PARMESAN.

COOK FOR 45 MINUTES and enjoy with a nice red wine or your choice of beverage.

 

 

Salmon White Bean Spread

Salmon White Bean Spread

Finished salmon white bean spread on a cracker

The recipe is easy and fast to make for a party or event… or for your salmon lover’s snack.

1 lemon for both zest and juice, should equal 1/2 tsp zest & 1 oz juice
1 15 oz  can of white beans drained and rinsed
2 oz of the white bean “juice” reserved
4 to 6 oz salmon filet,  skin off
1 Tbl chopped fresh parsley
tt Kosher Salt, 
tt, pepper

PROCEDURE


In a bowl add the lemon zest, juice (lemon and bean) and whole beans.
Mash the beans with a stiff tined whisk or fork.
A few beans should be left whole and broken for texture.


Add the parsley and mix again


Fold in the salmon, flaked into chunks,
Make sure it is mixed well with the rest of the ingredients.
Place on pate to serve with crackers or to put into a salad.
Add the rest of the parsley as garnish