Dinner was fantastic. I have never really liked lasagna – I’m not a fan of ricotta cheese and have never really liked all the dry layers of sauce, heavy meat and of course the ricotta. HOWEVER, tonight’s vegetarian lasagna was soooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!! My mother in law made it with cottage cheese, whole wheat noodles, tomato pesto sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. The whole wheat noodles were chewy and the cheese was melted and I loved the cottage cheese filling and vegetables. I couldn’t get enough and even had seconds! I was stuffed when we left, especially after dessert.
On the side we had a chopped endive salad with bacon and bleu cheese in a homemade lemon-olive oil dressing.
Seconds….(which always look gross and unappealing in a photo!) I totally didn’t need this because I was full after my first portion, but my mouth wanted it and I was so excited for liking lasagna that I decided to go for it.
I also had 2 oz or so of wine for cocktail hour –
I may not be into dozens of roses or cards and flowers, but to me Valentines is all about chocolate! I was going to prepare some decadent chocolate dessert….but then I had 4 tests this week. Damn Valentine’s for not being on a weekend every year! So we picked up these from Dean and Deluca. I have to admit, while we were in there they had samples of toffee, chocolate bread, and different dips and I had more than my share of samples and no photos to show for it. Whooops!
Chocolate Ganache (the absolute BEST chocolate dessert I have ever had. I LOVE ganache and this guy was so rich and dark – just how I like it!!), a Peanut Butter Buckeye, and a Heart-Shaped Cheesecake.
My servings (plus a tiny bite of buckeye) – 1/3 of the ganache and 1/5 or so of the cheesecake (which was bigger than it looks in the photo) –
No idea how many calories, fiber, etc. this meal was, but I’m guessing after some quick math about 900 kcal for lasagna, seconds, salad, 2 oz wine and desserts.
We have leftovers and they sat beside me the whole ride home from my test and I did NOT peek into the box! I’m hoping they are gone (well maybe just a bite of chocolate left) for tomorrow night’s dessert – hint hint husband!
I also ate the other half of my Luna bar at 3:30 but since we ate dinner at 5:00, I didn’t need any more snacks.
Stats test went well! I’m sure I missed some, but I’m also sure that I got at least 50% of partial credit on all problems, so I’m guessing a high B?
Husband’s interview went well. Cross your fingers he gets an offer on Monday. AHHHH!
Spinning first thing in the morning. Then 2 classes, then a fun weekend!
I’m off to relax in the bath and get Valentine’s Day finally started!!