Yummy Passover Lasagna

You won’t know it isn’t real!

Ingredients

4 sheets of whole wheat matza
1 jar tomato sauce
8 Shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1/2 – 1 cup cottage cheese
1 tsp minced garlic (approximately 2 cloves)
1/2 tsp Italian herbs
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

Use a square pyrex (or aluminum) pan, approximately the size of a sheet of matzah.  Pour about 1/4 cup of tomato sauce on the bottom and swirl it around.

Put 1 sheet of matzah in pan.

Mix cottage cheese, garlic and the Italian herbs in a bowl.  Layer them on top of the sheet of matzah.  Spread a bit of sauce on top, and add another sheet of matzah.

Layer sauce, mushrooms, about half of the zucchini, sauce, matzah.

Layer sauce, remaining zucchini, half of the mozzarella cheese, matzah.

Cover with remaining sauce and remaining mozzarella cheese.

Bake at 350, covered, for about 45 minutes.  Uncover and bake about 15 minutes more.  Allow to sit 10 minutes before cutting.

Enjoy with a green salad.  Yum!

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Menu Plan Monday: April 21st, Passover Edition

Meal Plan Monday

Good morning!  This week, Jewish people around the world will be celebrating the festival of Passover.  In a nutshell, this means that we avoid any bread or other items made with wheat.  The exception, of course, being Matzah, a flat, unleavened cracker.

The holiday started on Saturday night with the first of two big dinners (called Seders).  Our menu this week will follow Passover tradition.  Unfortunately for me, this holiday is a big meat eating holiday (after removing all grains, pasta & legumes, there’s not much left), so my menu will reflect that.  By the way, my husband, a (semi) reformed meat & potatoes guy loves Passover.  Me? Not so much.

Visit the Org Junkie for more exciting meal plans. There are lots of them. Go and see!

Monday – Leftovers from our dinner last night.  Brisket, Matzah farfel (a kind of stuffing), vegetable puffs, cauliflower-leek kugel, french beans with mango & pine nuts

Tuesday – Dinner @ my husband’s grandmother.  Likely to consist of 4 kinds of meat, boiled potatoes and an iceberg lettuce salad.  Seriously.  I’ll probably eat only chicken soup.

Wednesday – Matzah lasagna. (finally, meat free!).  This is just like a regular lasagna, but instead of noodles, pieces of matzah are used.  Green salad.

Thursday – Baked chicken breast with honey mustard topping; roast potatoes; some sort of green vegetable (snow peas, perhaps)

Friday – EIther a roasted turkey breast, or a baked salmon fillet.  Quinoa (the only grain actually allowed on passover) and a vegetable.

Saturday – another night of leftovers.  Probably a matzaroni & cheese casserole for lunch.

Sunday – It’s all over!  Probably take away chinese food! Yum!

If you celebrate, Happy Passover!!

Menu Plan Monday: April 14th

Meal Plan Monday

Good morning! I’ve been missing in action for a bit here, but I’m back this week. It’s mid April, and around here it’s time for Passover preparation. I’ve written a little bit about that over at the new Playdate website, but keep your eyes peeled for recipes here.

This week it’s all about using up food in the refrigerator and freezer! Next week I’ll have a full Passover menu with recipes, for those that celebrate, so come back and see!

Visit the Org Junkie for more exciting meal plans. There are lots of them. Go and see!

Monday – Tacos (made with soy meat), Black bean dip, Spanish rice

Tuesday – Squash polenta with mushroom topping

Wednesday – Butter Tofu, split pea or 3 bean daal, naan, basmati rice

Thursday – Leftovers

Friday – Take Away food – no more bread, since we will have turned the kitchen over for Passover

Have a good week!

Menu Plan Monday: March 31st

Meal Plan Monday

Good morning!  March is almost over.  I am so glad.  It’s been a very lion-like March around here.  My spring break is still over 2 weeks away (as a teacher in a private school, I truly miss the standard March Break) and I’m counting the minutes!

Simple meals this week, in keeping withe my mode of overstressed!

Visit the Org Junkie for more exciting meal plans. There are lots of them. Go and see!

Monday – Vegetarian Meatballs cooked in a mushroom gravy, rice, green salad

Tuesday – Chili from the freezer, leftover rice and baked corn chips

Wednesday – Some sort of pasta. Any suggestions?

Thursday – Homemade pizza (premade crust this time), salad
Friday – Mayonnaise Chutney chicken, mashed potatoes, grilled portobello mushrooms.  (recipe to follow)

Have a good week!

Menu Plan Monday: March 17th

Meal Plan Monday

Good morning!  It’s a short week this week, so there’s lots to fit in before the holiday.  We’re trying to keep things simple around here for a while, while I’m working extra hours.  Summer will see more variety and less stress, but we’ll work with what he have for now.

Visit the Org Junkie for more exciting meal plans. There are lots of them. Go and see!

Monday – Homemade pizza (not homemade crust, though – simple!), green salad

Tuesday – Chili (from the freezer), rice, green salad

Wednesday -Pasta with chickpeas & vegetables in a creamy curry sauce (from Vegan Planet) (didn’t make it last week)

Thursday – Leftovers, prob’ly

Friday – Holiday dinner (Purim for us) – pot luck with the parents and inlaws

Have a good week!

Menu Plan Monday: March 10th

Meal Plan Monday

Good morning and welcome!  It’s a long week this week. My son is on March Break, so he’ll be home with The Nanny all week without a break for her.  I have to work more then usual this week, including 2 nights tutoring.  Simple, therefore, is of the essence!

Visit the Org Junkie for more exciting meal plans. There are lots of them. Go and see!

Monday – Shepherd’s Pie (vegetarian), miso soup & green salad

Tuesday – Asian style grilled tilapia, fried rice, sesame broccoli & asian sprout salad

Wednesday -Pasta with chickpeas & vegetables in a creamy curry sauce (from Vegan Planet)

Thursday – Leftovers, prob’ly, or pierogies

Friday – Some sort of baked chicken with a variety of side dishes (probably with the mothersister)

Saturday – out to dinner! Yay!  Going to a show and (hopefully) dinner for hubby’s birthday

Sunday – leftovers or something simple from the freezer

Menu Plan Monday: March 3rd

Meal Plan Monday

Good morning and welcome!

Nothing extra special going on this week, I’m going to try to actually do a bit of cooking, but who knows if it will work out! We didn’t get all of our meals made last week – I had parent-teacher interviews on Wednesday, so it was take away all the way!

Visit the Org Junkie for more exciting meal plans. There are lots of them. Go and see!

Monday – Stir fry veggies with tofu and big thick noodles

Tuesday – Squash & corn polenta with mushroom sauce (several recipes put together, experiment – will post if it works!)

Wednesday – zucchini tacos with black bean dip & spanish rice

Thursday – Leftovers, prob’ly

Friday – pot luck dinner at our synagogue.