Thanksgiving Rewind: Food (Vegetarian & Otherwise), Fitness, Sales and TV!

I am a bit behind, thanks to Thanksgiving dinner! We did a dinner disruption by going Italian! With a vegetarian in the immediate family, it makes cooking turkey harder because I have to cook more stuff for the very picky vegetarian in our midst. Don’t get me wrong, I love veggies and I eat more than my share. The vegetarian happens to not like most vegetables and is resistant to trying new things. I had recently done a slow-cooker lasagna and it won my veggie lover’s heart. (She killed it in 3 days!) I figured that a regular lasagna was the way to go rather than a slow-cooker version. I wound up making a lasagna almost from scratch and while it was great, it took a long time to put together– and even longer time to clean up. In my house, one does not live by lasagna alone, but (spinach)  salad and toasted bread too along with dessert (cherry pie and fruit tarts) is more required on holidays like Thanksgiving!

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Photo taken with a Google Pixel smartphone on regular “photo” setting.

This is the lasagna after dinner and after I put some for “immediate use” left-overs in the frig. The balance that you are looking at was divided into several containers and frozen. It’s all about cooking smart- providing one has the space in the freezer!

The recipe for this lasagna is found on a KROGER N0-Boil Lasagna Noodle box which required the ricotta, mozzarella to be mixed together and included 2 eggs beaten in the recipe. That’s unusual since I remember my mom’s recipe (vaguely) but I adapted it to the vegetarian requirements  leaving the meat out of the recipe, substituting  the basil for garlic and minced onion flakes  adding fresh leaf spinach and fresh zucchini sliced really thin courtesy of my latest purchase- a new Kitchenaid Food Processor to replace a very ancient Moulinex Food Processor that was dying fast!

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KitchenAid KFP0722CU 7-Cup Food Processor with Exact Slice System – Contour Silver:

–The externally adjustable ExactSlice System features optimized speeds, and an external lever that allows you to go from thick to thin with one slide of the lever.

–High, Low & Pulse speed options allow you to precisely and properly handle soft or hard ingredients with the touch of a button.

–The 2-in-1 Feed Tube lets you use either the large or narrower opening during continuous slicing or shredding, depending on the size of the ingredients.

–The UltraTight Seal Features a specially designed locking system with leak-resistant ring that allows you to fill the work bowl to capacity with ingredients without worrying about making a mess.

–Model KFP0722 Includes 7-Cup Work Bowl, Adjustable Slicing Disc, Reversible, Shredding Disc, Multipurpose Blade.

This food processor is pretty amazing. I am pretty happy with it. I got it for a real steal via Amazon.com under $110 in 2 days courtesy of Amazon Prime.

Last night I saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens (the one with Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Chewbacca , Harrison Ford, and more. I wish we had recorded it since I fell asleep during the last 40 minutes.

All I can say is THANK YOU for your patience. I sort of played hooky a bit. I took my dog for an early walk this morning and went from the walk to my 40 minute BarreAmped FIRE workout!

I am back at my desk working! I have been checking the information I have been given on various products, brands and stores with the best deals for today, Small Business Saturday as well as Cyber Monday!

Happy Shopping!

Stevie Wilson,
LA-Story.com

 

 

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Author: Stevie Wilson

Digital and social media pioneer and visionary meets disruptive innovator with a passion for topics and conversations that reveal insight into the So. California lifestyle. LA-Story.com appeals to a global audience (from Asia to Africa; Middle East to Europe, No. America to Latin America) in variety of topics and sectors: style (beauty and fashion), health & fitness, entertainment (movies, TV, books, music and more) ; food, beverages & spirits; IT Security + tech , travel, special events (red carpet to green carpet) I am known for interviews ( podcasts , textual and video conversations) with notables, celebrities and companies about interesting products & brands; profiles about places that reflect the So. CA vision and special events (Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys & other events that illustrate celebrity , athletes and home-town "stars" lifestyle and initiatives.) that illuminate the insider's perspective of So. California's lifestyle . Learn what's hot in Los Angeles, NYC, MIami and stops closer to home that make this blog a must-read because the voice, attitude, authenticity and ability to grasp the essence of most sectors, brands & products make it easy for consumers to earn what makes a brand, initiative or product unique - whether, food, fashion or finance (or any other topic "on the table") With 15+ Years online launching websites, online magazines, forums, products & brands, my voice, authenticity and ability to grasp the essence of most sectors, brands & products make it easy for me to share what the online audience and consumers alike want to learn- how to shop, live and reflect the lifestyle they wish to emulate. Need to leverage digital and social media space? Reach out to me!

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