Without being fanatics I and Devoted Husband have made some major changes in our way of living over the past two years. We are more conscious about our health and have increased our physical activities, leaving the car at home and walk or bike when possible, which is almost always – it just takes a few minutes more. We are also more aware of what we eat and have replaced much of fast carbs like ordinary rice, pasta, potatoes or white bread with whole grains, beans and vegetables (especially broccoli and cauliflower, I just love them!). That doesn’t mean we can’t indulge “junk or unhealthy food” now and then. We do! I still believe you can eat everything, just not always.
Well, occasionally though I can get a craving for a good lasagna and today was such a day. So when Devoted Husband returned home after a hard day’s work he was treated with this spinach and bacon lasagna, once given to me by Alex(andra), my daughter-in-law, and since then a recurring favorite.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees
- 450 grams of frozen spinach
- 1 large chopped onion
- 2 pressed garlic cloves
- 2 cans of crushed tomatoes
- 2 cubes of vegetable stock
- 2 teaspoons of sambal oelek
- 15-18 lasagna sheets (I use whole wheat)
- 1 package (4 deciliters) of pre-made cheese sauce (of course you can also make your own)
- 1 package of bacon, 150 gram
1. Thaw the spinach and squeeze dry.
2. Fry the chopped onion and pressed garlic until soft.
3. Add the chopped tomatoes, spinach, vegetable cubes and sambal oelek. Season with salt and pepper to your own taste and let simmer for about 10 minutes.
4. Alternate spinach/tomato sauce and lasagna sheets in layers and finish with the sauce.
5. Drizzle the cheese sauce on top and bake for about 30 minutes.
6. While baking the lasagna cut the bacon in small pieces and stir fry until crisp.
7. Sprinkle bacon over the lasagna when ready.
Personally I serve the lasagna with steamed broccoli, chrushed walnuts and a dressing of olive oil, white vinegar and flakes of sea salt.
Before leaving you for now I just want to share some of Devoted Husband’s pictures from one of the most magical live performances I’ ve seen – The Crane dance at Lake Hornborga.