Friday, September 26, 2008
Last night was supposed to be a pretty hectic night. I actually was planning on having a Lara Bar for dinner on my way downtown to walk in Light the Night. A co-worker had gotten me involved and her determination inspired me to join the team. She's an awesome girl with a ton of willpower and she's great at getting me motivated to walk more. Plus she's been super supportive of me since I found out I had Celiac's Disease. She made gluten free turkey sausage balls for a party once!! (And they were Dee-lish-us, maybe I can convince her to share the recipe)
However, last night turned out to be a super awesome, super COZY night. A sub-tropical storm hit my little coastal town yesterday morning and stayed on throughout the night. We had a TON of rain dumped and the wind was anywhere from 30-40 mph. So even though the walk is rain or shine, they decided to cancel it due to wind and flooding and move the more "festive" parts of the walk indoors. They were still going to have free food (which I couldn't eat) and lots of survivors and such. Needless to say I was bummed. I was really looking forward to walking with my friend and one of my very best friends works for the Society and she was going to walk as well. But the Society was still able to raise money and reach their goal. We'll have to walk another time.
So I flaked on the entire event at the hotel. I have had a pretty busy week and hadn't really had a night at home. Plus I have been itching to cook lasgana ever since I found Tinkyada Lasagna noodles when I visited my sister in Charlotte. So, with the help of a friend, I made Gluten Free Pepperoni Lasagna. YUMMMMMMM.My friend cooked the lasagna noodles while I was finishing up work. She said they were super simple to cook. A few of them tore, but for the most part, they stayed intact. The first layer was a smattering of Bove's Vodka Sauce. Then three noodles, Organic Valley Ricotta, Hormel Pepperoni, and lastly Mozzarella. Repeat 3 times. Top off with cheese and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. It wasn't until halfway through that we realized you need to cook it covered, so ours was only covered for half. But it didn't change it in the least. I have a pretty wonky stove, in that the top doesn't really heat that much, so covering isn't totally necessary.
The lasagna was AWESOME. Tinkyada noodles are really good. You would never know they are gluten free. And I love the pepperoni with the salty cheese, like a pizza! Plus the best part is there was plenty for lunch today! So we ate our lasagna and watched Wheel of Fortune. Cozy and dry.
Then my boyfriend and I watched My Name is Earl and The Office, we were so excited for new episodes!!