Friday, September 20, 2013

An Adorable Frenchie and Zucchini Lasagna

Last night, we totally cheated on Evie and hung out with a super adorable 1 yr old Frenchie. We visited Amy in SF and her roomate has the cutest dog!!

He was so full of energy and so adorable. 

Cuddling with Erik

So cute!! I want one! Just kidding. We couldn't get another dog nor do we want to PAY for another dog. 

He just lets everyone cuddle with him and pick him up. He was running around like crazy playing. 

For dinner ,we brought Zucchini Lasagna with us. It was SO good. Here's the recipe!

  • 1 lb 93% lean beef
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • salt and pepper
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 3 medium zucchini, sliced 1/8" thick
  • 15 oz part-skim ricotta
  • 16 oz part-skin mozzarella cheese, shredded (Sargento)
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 large egg


    In a medium sauce pan, brown meat and season with salt. When cooked drain in colander to remove any fat. Add olive oil to the pan and saute garlic and onions about 2 minutes. Return the meat to the pan, add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper.Simmer on low for at least 30-40minutes, covered. Do not add extra water, the sauce should be thick.
    Meanwhile, slice zucchini into 1/8" thick slices, add lightly salt and set aside or 10 minutes. Zucchini has a lot of water when cooked, salting it takes out a lot of moisture. After 10 minutes, blot excess moisture with a paper towel.
    On a gas grill or grill pan, grill zucchini on each side, until cooked, about 1-2 minutes per side. Place on paper towels to soak any excess moisture.
    Preheat oven to 350°.
    In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and egg. Stir well. 
    In a 9x12 casserole spread some sauce on the bottom and layer the zucchini to cover. Then place some of the ricotta cheese mixture, then top with the mozzarella cheese and repeat the process until all your ingredients are used up. Top with sauce and mozzarella and cover with foil.
    Bake 45 minutes covered at 375°, then uncovered 15 minutes. Let stand about 5 - 10 minutes before serving.

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