Not My Mama’s Lasagna

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Good evening!


Today has been quite the catch-up day.  Between the full-time job, the part-time night job, Operation Beautiful, and marathon training, my weeks are starting to look just a little bit FULL.  I tried to get all of my chores done today to make the rest of the week a tad easier.


Brunch (around 11) was Chobani pineapple (just as good as everyone says!), granola, and banana:


Then, I set to cleaning the house.  Frankly, it looked like a bomb of dust had gone off in my living room.


I took a break and had a small roll that I snagged from Taste of the Nation last night.  I dipped it in a little hummus:


I ate a really late lunch.  I had two more of the free rolls with melted cheese, 1 cup of tomato sauce, and a salad:


Perfect for dipping!


I checked a TON of other tasks off my To Do list this afternoon.  It was a tedious task but so worth it.  I feel so accomplished!


I snacked on a plum:


And a mini bagel with Barney Butter:


Then, I went grocery shopping.  I took my meal planner folder with me.  I have to say that meal planning is really going well — I think there’s been better recipes on the blog for the last two weeks AND meal planning is making trips to the grocery store a lot easier.


I really only planned three meals this week, but two of them are casserole dishes that are designed to fed us throughout the upcoming week:


While shipping, I posted this Operation Beautiful note in the dog food aisle:




The first casserole dish for the week is vegetarian lasagna.  My mom is so much better at making this than I am:


I layered the following veggies in my lasagna (stole the basic recipe from the back of the whole wheat lasagna noodle box):


  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Yellow Squash
  • Red Peppers


Yum!  With a side of corn:


Must get to bed early tonight!  Have a wonderful evening.



  • inmytummy August 30, 2009, 5:48 pm

    I have yet to find the elusive Pineapple Chobani. I am a little jealous of everyone who can find it!

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) August 30, 2009, 6:01 pm

    Haha love the random Operation Beautiful postings! You probably just made some dog owner's day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • angieinatlanta August 30, 2009, 6:02 pm

    That lasagna looks great!

    You are such a busy girl; I don't know how you keep it all organized and together but I definitely admire you!

  • platipus329 August 30, 2009, 6:02 pm

    I gave the pineapple chobani a second time and I gotta say I liked it more this time around. Especially compared to vanilla, it was creamier, and I like how the pineapple sweetened it without adding a lot of fruit flavor

  • Jenna August 30, 2009, 6:07 pm

    Hey dear! Don't you just feel a million times better when you are caught up on the household chores? I cleaned this morning too, and it was a weight lifted off of my shoulders.

    I haven't made lasagna is a LONG time. I kind of forget about it, but I should make some soon. It is definitely a good one for leftovers. Have a good night!

  • Lizzy August 30, 2009, 6:10 pm

    that lasagna looks amazing! i bet you it was awesome!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal August 30, 2009, 6:19 pm

    Mmm I need to try that Chobani!

    Great job keeping up with the meal planning. Your original post actually inspired me to create my own system (I also posted it on my blog.)

  • Rosey Rebecca August 30, 2009, 6:22 pm

    Yum! I love lasagna!! It looks amazing!

  • Erica August 30, 2009, 6:30 pm

    I dunno girl- that lasagna looks pretty darn amazing to me! yes- the pineapple chobani rocks! Our favorite (me and Josh) by far!

  • Annamarina August 30, 2009, 6:37 pm

    I took your idea of a "meal planning binder" and am loving how organized it keeps me! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Meg August 30, 2009, 6:39 pm

    I'm so amazed by your schedule. Mine's going to look something similar with grad school and a full time job (minus the marathon training, heh). Any tips for keeping your sanity in the midst of all the insanity?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point August 30, 2009, 6:42 pm

    meg – just try not to think about it too much. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) August 30, 2009, 6:46 pm

    that looks like a humungo amount of lasagna!!

  • Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life August 30, 2009, 6:48 pm

    Posted my first operation beautiful not today!!! and it felt great!! I am going to get an e-mail to you tomorrow about it but I really wanted to tell you!!

  • emily August 30, 2009, 7:35 pm

    Your mom's must be amazing then because that looks great!

  • Stacey August 30, 2009, 7:47 pm

    For some reason, mommies just seem to make great tasting meals even better ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely night!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie August 30, 2009, 8:04 pm

    Wow – that lasagna looks so good. The toasted cheese on the top looks perfect!

  • Gab* August 30, 2009, 8:33 pm

    The lasagne might not be the same as your Mumรขโ‚ฌโ„ขs but it looks pretty delicious! Lasagne is great because it makes so many meals, must make it again soon.

  • Jenna August 30, 2009, 8:53 pm

    your veggie lasagna looks great!

  • wholebodylove August 30, 2009, 10:29 pm

    Operation Beautiful in the dog food aisle, I love it!

  • Shannon August 31, 2009, 4:02 am

    What a busy life! But all really meaningful things.

    Your lasagna looks really good. I am planning to make one this week too…or stuffed shells.

  • Kate August 31, 2009, 6:40 am

    Your lasagna looks yummy and veggie-packed! I'm sure it tastes as good as when your mom makes it ๐Ÿ™‚ I am always intimidated by lasagna… I'm afraid it won't gel correctly. But yours looks awesome, and clearly wasn't so scientifically created!

  • Jenny August 31, 2009, 1:36 pm

    i'm sure that lasagna would make you mama proud ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MarathonVal August 31, 2009, 5:03 pm

    Your lasagna looks AMAZING, but if you want another great recipe, this is one of my favorite recipes ever.. perhaps even my #1 fave becuase it is delicious but SO easy! The secret is the addition of kidney beans, and using cottage cheese intstead of ricotta ๐Ÿ™‚

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