Friday, April 6, 2012

Birthday Extension

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 If I would have known that my birthday would get extended, I would have gone gluten free YEARS ago!  hahahahahahaha!  Here's THIS year's birthday lasagna made for me the day AFTER my birthday.  My husband has made me lasagna for my birthday every year for the past 18 years.  Its one of those traditions that I thought I was going to have to say good-bye to when I first started down this gluten free path.  What I know now, but didn't know then, is that not all pasta contains gluten.  In fact, I think the lasagna this year is better than any of the lasagnas from the past.  Why was THIS one so much better???  Well, for starters, this lasagna is WAY more colorful because along with diced tomatoes, it also has zucchini and spinach.  The pasta ended up being super easy to use because it was a no boil rice noodle.  This lasagna is sheer perfection... and organic too!!!  Can you see FOUR layers of ooey gooey goodness???  Oh how I wish you all could see this in person.  The picture can not do this birthday lasagna justice.  All the Italian spices mixed with the ricotta, asiago and mozzarella cheeses mingling with the garlic.... WOW!  This gluten free thing is becoming more and more attractive every day! 

Now I just need to cut up the rest into single servings and FREEZE it... otherwise, I WILL keep eating it.  Its just so good!!!