When it’s cold outside, Roasted Vegetable Lasagna is one of my favorite winter dinners. It’s a big pan of baked pasta with lots of cheese and some delicious roasted vegetables tucked in. The best part of this recipe is that you don’t even need to boil the pasta - just soak it in hot tap water and then assemble the lasagna so the pasta absorbs all those incredible flavors as it bakes. Easy!
With snow coming to East Hampton tonight, I’m collecting ingredients to make a big pot of my Winter Minestrone & Garlic Bruschetta this weekend. It’s hearty soup filled with tomatoes, pasta, beans, plus lots of butternut squash, pancetta and pesto. It’s a healthy way to start the new year and I’m not going to feel deprived in the slightest!! Have a happy and healthy New Year, and if snow is coming your way this week, stay safe!!
For New Year’s Eve, Jeffrey and I love to go to a great bar with friends for a cocktail, then come home around 10pm for a late dinner. But at that hour, I need something I can prepare really fast! Seared Scallops & Potato Celery Root Purée is the perfect dish. I make the purée in advance and gently reheat it while I sear the scallops in a big sauté pan - and dinner is ready in no time. One year I even shaved a truffle on top- now that was a New Year's to remember!! Have a happy, healthy - and delicious! - New Year!!
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