Please Update your Readers!

Don’t forget, my website has changed to http://savvyeat.com !  To see all my recent posts, update your readers to:  http://feeds.feedburner.com/savvyeat/mPJi

November 6, 2009 at 11:38 am 1 comment

This Month: Ramping it Up

I have a new post on my new blog:  http://savvyeat.com.  If you want to see today’s eats and read about my awesome November plans, please go there!

And, update your readers:  http://feeds.feedburner.com/savvyeat/mPJi Thank you!

November 2, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Blogger Secret Ingredient: Week 55!

I have a new post on my new blog.  Go here to read it!

And, don’t forget to update your readers!  http://feeds.feedburner.com/savvyeat/mPJi

 

 

 

November 2, 2009 at 11:00 am

Bad Food Blogger

Sorry all, I’ve been a bad food blogger this weekend, and didn’t document any of my eats!  Though I said regular food blogging would resume today, today was crazy-busy, so it will resume tomorrow.  Promise!  Here’s what I did accomplish this weekend:

1.  Made my new blog! Go to savvyeat.com !  And, don’t forget to update your blog readers: http://feeds.feedburner.com/savvyeat/mPJi

2.  Volunteered at Fall Fest on Friday evening.  I directed parking, so I didn’t interact with the kids much, but it was still fun!  Some of the costumes were especially cute.. like the baby dressed as a sunflower.  So sweet!

3.  Volunteered by Trick or Treating for Canned Goods on Saturday evening.  Between the 5 SWE members who went, we collected over 430 pounds of food for the local food pantry!!  We also got thanked for our volunteer work with candy at lots of the houses. ;)

4.  Bought our wedding bands!! This is why my eating has been off all day.  We were just going to run a few quick errands, but Dan suggested that we go into Kessler’s to look at wedding bands.  We ended up being there for awhile, but we got a ring for each of us.  Hooray!

5.  Homework.  Not so exciting.

6.  Made this week’s meal plan.   It is a big one!

Have a good Sunday night!

November 1, 2009 at 9:35 pm 1 comment

I’ve Moved!

Sorry for the lack of food posting the past few days.  I have a good reason for not updating, though… I’ve been working on my new site!

Savvy Eats has moved to savvyeat.com , so please update your readers accordingly!  The new feed is: http://feeds.feedburner.com/savvyeat/mPJi

Also, note that it is savvyeat.com , NOT savvyeats.com.

See you at the new site! :)

November 1, 2009 at 12:58 am

Happy Starbucks Friday!

Its been awhile since I’ve celebrated “Starbucks Friday,” so today I picked up a tall Awake Tea Latte with soy milk and 1 pump of pumpkin spice syrup:

Photo 6Breakfast was pumpkin oats with apple crisp:

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Check it Out!

  1. My new Wedding page.
  2. Recipe for Dessert Lasagna!
  3. Recipe for Spicy Corn Chowder
  4. The blog makeover giveaway I’m hoping to win ;)
  5. I’m getting married 7 months from today!

October 30, 2009 at 10:30 am 4 comments

Dessert Lasagna

This week’s Blogger Secret Ingredientdried fruit.

I spent all week brainstorming what I would make.

Even though I had dried fruit in the apartment, I decided that I wanted to use cherries.  I made a special trip out to Trader Joe’s.  (Okay, I’ll admit, I’ll take any excuse to go to Trader Joe’s and/or Whole Foods.)

While cooking up my BSI submission, I debated going as a mummy for Halloween:

IMG_3637Aka, I burned myself and Dan went a little overboard with the gauze.  All the cushioning felt better, though.

It was a very stupid mistake, and I prefer to not go into the details.  Let’s just say I do not recommend testing your “mummy skills” while baking this…

Luckily, this morning my fingers felt good enough to go down to this:

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But you aren’t reading this to learn about how I burnt myself, now are you?

I hope you’re reading this post to see this:

Dessert Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 3/4 of a package of lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c. dried cherries
  • 2 c. ricotta cheese
  • 2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the ricotta, granulated sugar, and lemon juice in a medium bowl.  Beat until smooth. IMG_3635
  3. Melt the butter.  Combine with the nuts and brown sugar.  Toast in 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.
  4. In a 9×9 pan coated with non-stick spray, create 1 layer of lasagna noodles.
  5. Smooth over a layer of the ricotta mixture, followed by cherries and nuts.
  6. Create another layer of noodles in the direction perpendicular to the last layer.  Again, spread the ricotta mixture, cherries, and nuts over the new layer of noodles.  Repeat until ricotta mixture is used up.
  7. Sprinkle top layer with powdered sugar.  Cover with foil, and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, until noodles are soft and the ricotta mixture is bubbly.

IMG_3640Mmm… sweet dessert lasagna.

Other dried fruits would work too, but I prefer cherries.

Next time, I might add a plain noodle layer to the top, and top it with a sweet wine sauce.  Mostly because I want to try making a sweet wine sauce.  The lasagna is pretty stellar as is, too.

I was originally going to use cream cheese instead of ricotta, but I was worried that it would be too sweet.  The ricotta definitely worked out well.

Enjoy!

And don’t experiment with being a mummy in the process. ;)

October 30, 2009 at 9:38 am 7 comments

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