Don’t Make Roasted Butternut Squash, Rosemary, and Garlic Lasagna

I decided to make lasagna the other night while walking into the Seward Coop. So I pulled up Food TV on my Treo, searched for Lasagna, and found the recipe linked to below. I figured Butternut Squash was in season, so I’d give it a shot. However, I didn’t spend enough time looking at all the steps involved in making this concoction.

It’s way too much work. For example, this is just one step of the process:

Roasted Butternut Squash, Rosemary, and Garlic Lasagna

In a large heavy saucepan, cook garlic in butter over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened. Stir in four and cook roux, stirring, 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and whish in milk mixture in a stream until smooth. Return pan to heat and simmer sauce, whisking occasionally, about 10 minutes, or until thick. Stir in squash and salt and pepper, to taste. Sauce may be made 3 days ahead and chilled, its surface covered with plastic wrap.

It’s time to switch back to eating out. Cooking is way too much work, and it hurts my Dodgeball ranking.

6 thoughts on “Don’t Make Roasted Butternut Squash, Rosemary, and Garlic Lasagna”

  1. Awww Ed… its a lot of words, but not THAT much work. And when you go out to eat you don’t get to feel the sense of accomplishment of if you made it yourself.

    Anyway, I bet that was most of the work right there… after that its just assembly right? Or did you decide to make your own pasta too?

  2. This is a prime example of failing a challenge (if indeed this was a challenge for yourself) and it being a good thing. Rather than beat yourself up for bing something you’re not, you can be at peace with the fact Costco pizza is okay, even as a northerly zephyr gives you wafts of Lofo’s homestyle cooking.

  3. Mike, could you explain the success that comes from failure to Carly sometime? She doesn’t seem to understand how this applies to me doing housework.

  4. I was never comfy with the ginsu action either, must’ve been stabbed in a prior life, so I generally cheat and either (a) opt for frozen (meaning pre-chopped) veggies or (b) limit my slicing to large chunks. Another option is to invite Sarah over and while you are safely stirring the roux, you can have her handle the knife.

    Just trying to help you through that up-coming 30-day challenge, man…I’m rooting for you!

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