Daily Archives: September 12, 2011

Gremlins don’t like Veggie Lasagna

Today was an exciting day!  I had a great first day back to work AND I came upon these at the post office!

They were in a box saying Free Zucchini, Please Take!  … and I did!

Free Zucchini and Kohlrabi!! :)

These puppies helped me make make this creation!  Bubba has been asking for lasagna, and using the zucchini, some pre-made polenta, spinach, and some cheeses We had an amazing baked gluten-free veggie lasagna!

 

First I sprayed some canola oil on a glass baking dish with my mister, and layered some thinly sliced polenta, and zucchini…

I then layered some pre-made pasta sauce, spinach, and more zucchini…

My next step was to add some dry cottage cheese and parmesan cheese (as it is what I had on hand at home)

I placed one more layer of zucchini on the mixture, some spinach and sauce then topped it with copious amounts of mozza and parmesan cheese.

Pre-baking

Baked...

 As much as Stinky looked excited for the Veggie Lasagna, he refused to eat it! Err… he frustrates me!  His reasoning, he doesn’t like the ingredients, so he wont like it.  Sigh! I wish he hadn’t been home when I made it and then it wouldn’t have been an issue.  I’m positive he would have ate it happily.  He finished his bun and nothing else, and I refused to give in… so off to bed he went. (Yes I am the meanest mom in the whole world!)

Sometimes, well more than sometimes, I wish kids came with a manual… somedays I think taking care of Gizmo would be easier!  At least I would know not to feed him after midnight, not to get him wet, and avoid bright light.  And I would have a cute cuddly little pet/child… like I used to!

Apparently, I didn’t follow the “rules” with him as I tend to have the grouchy gremlin around here lately instead of a cute Mogwai!

Well I am off to wrap his food so he can eat it if he is hungry later!  I am NOT giving in this time!

Are you a picky eater? or do you have a picky eating family member? 

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First Day Back to Work

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Well it is finally time for my summer to end… :(

As much as I like what I do, I can’t help wish I could just stay home and get some stuff done.  In the past couple of days we have made a bigger mess with the overwhelming amount of stuff I talked about in the Too Much Stuff post. We have been trying to sort through the Furnace room storage and deciding to donate, keep or sell. Sadly we are a LONG way from finishing.  We need this room empty in order to finish jackhammering the concrete and get the pipes into the floor… plus I need it cleaned out so I can check it off my monthly goal list for September!

Well enough of that… let’s talk about Breakfast!  As you will come to realize I tend to have smoothies on work days, as I can drink them on the way and at work without wasting too much of my “getting ready for school” time.

In the vitamix this morning:

  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 c of summer fruit medley (Europe’s Best)
  • chia seeds
  • expresso powder
  • Davinci sugar-free chocolate syrup
  • 2 c ice

Mornings tend to be consumed getting the boys fed, clothed, and groomed.  Stinky(Thing 2) tends to fight me on clothing, and hygiene, and despite laying out our clothes the night before, things just aren’t “right” in the mornings. sigh!  Today was no exception!!  Smoothies just give me that little bit of extra time that I am not sitting down and eating.

Snack I packed for my Morning was some carrot sticks, a cut up baby red pepper, and a mini cucumber…

Well I am off!  I can’t wait to meet the new kids I get to work with this year!

FYI: I’m not sure I have ever said what I do for work on here… I work for the school district in the Early Intervention Program.  I get to spend my day working in a classroom and one-on-one setting with some pretty great children who happen to have learning, speech, and/or motor delays.

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