I have a confession to make. When we eat healthy, it is kind of boring. Yes, we do eat healthy most of the time – it’s just not interesting enough to share with you here. There are only so many things you can do with a piece of lettuce, ok. And I’m sure you’ve already considered like 95% of them.
So let’s make a deal: when I share unhealthy recipes, please don’t think that this is all I cook. Because it’s not.
Let’s review: Healthy food = generally boring; unhealthy food = kind of awesome
Glad we cleared that up.
There is something magical and terrible that happens on the non-grocery shopping week. Normally, I make a menu for each day and purchase ingredients for preparing those meals. Normally, I get burned out and beg my husband to break the budget and grab us Chick Fil A for dinner (he does not). This leaves a conundrum: random ingredients and no energy to make the dinner I had planned. So I have to get creative.
Last night, I had on the menu a roasted vegetable lasagna. PSHT! What possessed woman writes my menu?! In the real world, I had a phenomenally grouchy baby to manage, a blog post to write, about 3 hours worth of freelancing work to submit, a bathroom to clean, and laundry to fold and put away. (Not that you care about my chore list.)
I REALLY didn’t want to cook dinner but I had to, so I resorted to one of my quick weeknight classics: grilled cheese. And since I was planning on making a lasagna, my fridge was stocked with a lovely variety of cheeses. It was a perfect fit.
I decided to nod in the direction of my original lasagna intention so I improvised with some ricotta, mozzarella, tomato paste, basil, and pepper. Yum.
Just eat this. It’s delicious!