The other day I tuned in to The View and a certain “celebrity” chef from a particular food-focused network was teaching Sherri how to healthy-up her lasagna. This included replacing white flour lasagna noodles with whole wheat ones (fine) replacing the ground meat with seared salmon (um…) and the ricotta cheese with no-fat cottage cheese. Sherri asked the person preparing the dish why they would sub cottage cheese for ricotta. A brief pause betrayed a moment of “I have no idea. QUICK! Make something up!!” And the reply? To millions of ladies trying to slim down? “Its better for you.” Oh, really?
I got a text from one of my oldest friends requesting a simple, rustic dinner idea, “other than roast chicken.” I sent this to him via text message and he sent back the pic. Here’s the recipe so you can make it too, when you are sick of chicken or not in labor or just in need of a little comfort.
Perhaps last year, my corned beef recipe looked so delicious, but you just didn’t have the time or gumption or fridge space and you thought ‘I’ll do this next year!’ No need to go digging through my archives. Here it is, all corny for your reading pleasure: