149.4...Three-Cheese Lasagna

I actually cooked a new recipe for dinner last night. I can’t even remember when I did that last. Luckily, it turned out amazing, was relatively easy to make and was a hit all around. 

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Three-Cheese Lasagna (Serves 6)

Recipe from Cooking Light, March 2013


1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese

1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, divided

1 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano

1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme

1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

6 ounces shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 ounce fresh Parmesan cheese, grated, and divided (about 1/4 cup)

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/4 cup torn fresh basil

1/8 tsp. ground red pepper

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 (24-ounce) jar lower-sodium pasta sauce

9 cooked lasagna noodles

Cooking spray


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Combine ricotta, 2 Tbsp parsley, oregano, thyme, salt, black pepper, 1 cup mozzarella, 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, and egg in a small bowl. Combine basil, red pepper, garlic and pasta sauce in a medium bowl.

3. Cut the noodles into 9 (7x2-inch) pieces; discard remaining pieces. Spread 1/2 cup pasta sauce mixture in bottom of an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 3 noodles over pasta sauce mixture; top with about 2/3 cup ricotta mixture and 3/4 cup pasta sauce mixture. Repeat layers twice, ending with 1/2 cup pasta sauce mixture. Top evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and remaining 3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

4. Preheat broiler to high. (Keep lasagna in oven.)

5. Broil lasagna for 2 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and sauce is bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 2 Tbsp parsley.

Printable Recipe 

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Last Tuesday night I took my daughter to Pizza Rev for dinner. I love this place. 

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Wednesday’s breakfast:

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I took the kids to school then went to Orange Theory Fitness. I went to the mall to run some errands and meet some friends for lunch at True Foods.  I had the Cashew Pad Thai with Shrimp. It was very good!

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I went to my son’s baseball game then home to make dinner. 

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Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken, brown rice and steamed broccoli. 

Thursday’s breakfast:

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After I took the kids to school, I went for a run/walk on the treadmill at the gym. I got my nails done and had lunch at Luna Grill. 

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Greek Salad with a Chicken Kabob.

My son had a basketball game that evening and before we left I had some spaghetti with sautéed zucchini and marinara:

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Friday’s breakfast:

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After drop off, I went to hot yoga at Core Power. I came home to get dressed and get some work done. Lunch was a turkey and avocado sandwich with a salad. 

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That evening the kids had cotillion. We all went to Joe and Alicia’s for dinner in between all the cotillion drop-offs. We had Gor Gai Thai take out.

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Saturday’s breakfast:

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My son had hurt his thumb in his baseball game on Wednesday and it was still bothering him so I took him to see my sister in law Julie who is a hand surgeon. We got it x-rayed and it turns out he actually broke it! She casted it and we were on our way. Poor kid. 

I did get him Taco Bell for lunch. I tried their Power Bowl with Chicken which wasn’t bad!

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My son went to a party that night so we took my daughter out to dinner at Trattoria I Trulli. My husband and I shared the Caprese salad:

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I ordered one of the specials of the night: Pappardelle with Boar:

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Really good but not as good as the one at Piacere Mio.

We shared a couple of desserts:

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Sunday’s breakfast:

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I got some stuff done around the house. I made a turkey sandwich for lunch but I really wasn’t into it when my husband brought home carne asada fries from Cotijas. 

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Those were much better than my turkey sandwich.

We all went over to Yamia’s house for a “Seis de Mayo” party. I enjoyed some yummy tacos and desserts but didn’t take any photos. We had a great time with many of our good friends!

Yesterday’s breakfast:

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After drop off, I met my trainer at the gym.  I ran some errands and met some friends at Sweetfin for lunch.

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I love that place!

I went to a meeting then brought the kids home from school. Three-Cheese Lasagna and salad was dinner. 

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Today’s breakfast:

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After school drop off I went to spin class. Then it was off to a Phillis Carey cooking class. Today’s class was called “May Mash-Ups”. Basically just combining different styles of food to create something new and yummy! 

The first recipe was Smoked Salmon Dutch Baby with Dilly Creme Fraiche, Pickled Onions and Capers:

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This was outstanding. The pickled onions were especially good!

Second was French Onion Soup Burgers with Gruyere, Arugula and Mustard-Crusted English Muffins:

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Super delicious! The onions were unreal!

Next was Caprese Quesadillas:

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Loved this! There was a pesto topping that really made it!

The next recipe was Mexican Chicken Lasagna:

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Loved this too! Will make this one soon..my husband will love it.

Dessert was Cheesecake Factory’s Carrot Cake Cheesecake:

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I have a weakness for carrot cake so this was really up my alley. Loved it!

Tonight is Bunco! More fun and good eats ahead!

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