have become my family’s new favorite way to eat lasagna, everyone get’s to make it their way
Those of you that have kids willingly eat anything you serve them, I applaud you.
I must have been absent when that lesson was taught.
I thought I knew what I was doing.
My kids may eat what’s on their plate, but there is a whole ‘lotta whine, and not the good kind.
I don’t make more than one meal, so if they don’t like it, they don’t eat; this changes nothing, especially if dessert isn’t on the table that night. Yes, I’m one of those parents that bribe their kids with dessert.
But I want my kids to eat dinner and actually enjoy what they are eating, so I try to find ways to please everyone. MUCH easier said than done it turns out, but not impossible.
This lasagna bowl is an example.
Stella LOVES lasagna; it is her favorite meal, but she doesn’t like meat, so meat sauce is out. She loves her lasagna with tomatoes, spinach and cheese. Oh, and I should mention that she will only eat homemade noodles. Charlie is exactly the opposite, it has has to have meat; he’d happily leave off the spinach too.
Ian and I are the easy ones, but honestly lasagna is not the easiest meal to prepare, especially on busy weeknights.
Lasagna bowls make lasagna possible even on a tight schedule and everyone get’s to have it their way.
It’s the burrito bowl of pasta, and a new family favorite.
- 1 lb of ground beef or turkey, seasoned and browned
- 1 lb of orzo, cooked according to package
- tomato sauce, this is my go-to 5 minute sauce
- 1-5 ounce bag of baby spinach, sauteed
- 1/2 cup mascarpone
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
- Parmesan, grated
- place cooked orzo in bowl
- top with meat, spinach, and sauce
- add 1 tbsp of mascarpone and 1 Tbsp shredded mozzarella
- sprinkle on freshly grated Parmesan
recipe source French Press
a few other family faves
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