Yesterday (and tonight) we were eating lasagna made by layering fresh pasta noodles, turkey sausage, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and a ricotta and herb goat cheese mixture. The lasagna was accompanied by a salad of mixed field greens.
T: how was the lasagna the second time?
A: it was still rockin for me. I definately ate too much. that’s the problem with lasagna… i always eat more than i should because it’s just so damn good!
T: this was indeed a good lasagna. It was so very cheeze licious.
A: mmm hmmm tonight when you eat it you need to look for the hint of flavor the goat cheese adds to the meal. It’s quite nice.
T: yeah, I wasn’t tuned enough to notice when I was eating it. It was delish, though. Great that it was turkey and not beef. I get enough unhealthy meat in my daily carnitas tacos.
A: true dat. I also used part skim ricotta and mozzarella. I absolutely love lasagna, but if you don’t cut these few corners, man, I just can’t justify myself eating it regularly.
T: some people don’t realize it, but you do a pretty good job of making your food as healthy as possible. Healthy, but not so healthy that it tastes like cardboard.
A: i try. i want to eat all the foods i love, and i don’t want to clog an artery every time i stick food in my mouth: thus i make what i want to eat and see what corners i can cut without taking away flavor goodness.
T: I appreciate that. The flavor goodness. And the healthiness. I know that the wonderful women of Karina’s mexican food are not doing much to make me healthy. I love their tacos, but… well, let’s face it, I’ve gained 15 pounds since I started eating those tacos everyday.
A: hehehe it’s a good thing you like gaining weight… otherwise, we’d be on a little diet. okay…maybe not.
T: actually I am on a diet. I would be eating california burritos everyday, but that would just be wrong. I look out for my health by just eating 2 pounds of pork fat, not the 5 pounds that come in one of those burritos.
A: for those who don’t know, california burrito = carne asada, french fries, cheese, and sour cream. WOAH.
T: guac is a common addition
A: the thought of eating one of those just makes me shudder.
T: that’s because you just ate a bunch of lasagna. I bet it would have sounded pretty dang good about 45 minutes ago!
A: for sure. I really want to eat like two or three bites of one of these so called “california burritos” i just can’t imagine ordering one for myself *hint* *hint*
T: You’ll have to visit me at work, then. That’s where the magic happens.
A: heart surgery for clearing arteries clogged with cali burritos: thousands of dollars, lunch with tyler…priceless
T: Not only do the mexicans make the finest burritos, they offer far cheaper medical services than we get here… We can get you that heart surgery for hundreds, not thousands.
A: sweet! TJ here i come!
T: Exactly. I’ve got a guy, let’s call him “pedro”. We’ll have you fixed up in no time, chica.
A: oh dear… oh dear… uh.. so… i feel great T! no need for mexican surgery just yet.
T: yeah, you haven’t had your california burrito yet!
A: if i make the appointment for the doctor the same day i eat the burrito, will it be through my system, or would the operation be pointless?
T: pointless. It actually takes 9 years for the cholesterol to affect your artery. You could probably make the appointment in about 8 years.
A: for real… on the nine years thing?
T: no, i made that up. no clue how long it takes for cholesterol from a cali burrito to hit you.
A: okay, let’s not forget what we’re writing about now. Lasagna. Turkey sausage and herb goat cheese lasagna to be precise.
T: You shouldn’t describe it in such detail, you’re making me want some turkey sausage.
A: there are still a couple of links in the fridge you can cook up for dinner later! so what’s your rating for this here meal, mista t?
T: I give the lasagna a 4.7/5. It was tasty. It was smooth, creamy… not too heavy though. I loved the turkey, too. not just for health reasons but becuase that sausage tasted good. Question: how much of that turkey sausage was turkey? (and not, say, pork)
A: 100% turkey, spices added. it was 95% fat free turkey sausage, I mixed sweet italian and hot italian sausage for this recipe.
T: turky rocks.
A: i completely agree. americans completely undereat turkey. in this recpect, we are not typical americans. I feed us turkey all the time.
T: so what do you rate the lasagna?
A: i give this meal a 4.69/5. it was just that good.
T: wow, 4.69 is really close to my rating of 4.7. Just a little bit less.
A: when you’re on the money, you’re on the money!
T: i suppose we’re on the money. time for a mochi.
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