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So, today’s post is Chicken, Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna. Notice lasagna is spelt with an “a” not an “e” as lasagna is singular while lasagne is plural – One of the things I learnt when researching lasagne. Lasagna, for the culinarily challenged, is an Italian casserole dish made with layers of pasta, cheese, sauce and other ingredients. The commons ones you buy at takeout shops are usually lasagna bolognaise or other lasagne with tomato sauce. Like always, I differed from the norm and I chose to invent my very own Chicken, Eggplant and Zucchini Lasagna with White Sauce. It was pretty successful. The hearty dish is quite mild in its flavour with all the ingredients complimenting each other nicely. As well as a pleasant flavour, the dish also is very appetising and is perfect for a cold day.
Like I said in previous posts, Italian food is all too easy to make these days with convenient ready-made products on our supermarket shelves. Yeah, so some people make their own bolognese and some people roll their own meatballs – but can you master the art of making pasta from scratch?
No one really knows where they orginated from or how it came it be as mince meat, an essential ingredient, wasn’t possible until the invention of the mincer! Although meatballs are found all over the world, the Italian meatball is definitely the most famous of them all. Polpette, as they are known in Italy, are served as a main dish. Traditionally, they were eaten alone. The famous “Spagetti and Meatballs” dish was an American invention as the Americans liked to have meat in their meals (typical!).
The recipe for meatballs below can be eaten alone or served with pasta – It really doesn’t matter because they taste fanstastic anyway!