Posts Tagged ‘NFL’

lasagna – vegetarian style

For those of you who like American Football, you know that Sunday is game day. Here in Denmark they broadcast the games live (meaning pretty much in the middle of the night!). We have our friend Kristian over for dinner and then the guys get into a comfy position on the couch and enjoy hours of football. So manly!

I love taking care of the two by making manly food. Well, most of the times. Tonight we’ll have a girly dish: vegetarian lasagna. I tried this recipe in school and fell totally in love with it.

6 portions:

1 onion, finely chopped

1-? cloves garlic (see, I would add 5 – it’s totally up to you)

1 1/2 tbs. olive oil

8 oz. (250g) mushrooms, sliced

1 can peeled tomatoes, chopped

1 small can tomato puree

2 tsp. oregano

2 tsp. basil

14 oz. (400g) carrots, shredded

8 oz. (250g) leek, sliced

12 lasagna noodles, whole wheat would be nice here

8 oz. (250g) mornay sauce

4 oz. (125g) grated cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Combine onion, garlic and olive oil in a sauté pan and cook over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Stir and add leeks and carrots. Add tomatoes, tomato puree and herbs. Turn down the heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°F (200° C). Spread a little bit of mornay sauce on the bottom of a baking pan. Put a layer of lasagna noodles down first, add 1/3 of the vegetable sauce and top it with a bit of mornay sauce. Repeat two more times. You wanna end with a layer of lasagna noodles, topped with cheese and lots of mornay sauce. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve it with some whole wheat bread and a fresh salad.

I will add a picture later.

food tasting I

With one week left on my food analysis report, I arranged a food tasting last night! Friends from both my and Morten’s flagfootball team came to lend me their well-trained taste buds. After tasting three different tomato soups, we enjoyed some home made chili and watched an NFL game. A night well spent!

Tomato SoupsKnorr instant soup, organic tomato-basil soup, Knorr ready-to-use soup – who is the winner?

IMG_4163Sshh! Food reviewers at work!

IMG_4167Home made hazelnut brownies and NFL, it doesn’t get much better than that.

seven things

Lina tagged me to list seven interesting things about me. Whether or not they’re interesting that’s up to you to decide, but here they are:

1. If I ever should get asked what I couldn’t live without I would love to answer ‘Morten’ but it would have to be ‘my glasses’. They’re the first thing I reach out for in the morning. When going for a swim it’s hard to make out my company from all the other people around.

2. I’m currently obsessed with pugs. I would LOVE to have one. It’s like I’m bewitched. Whenever I see a pug my heart makes summersaults and I have a big smile on my face immediatly. There’s something about those little crinkled faces and the sounds they make when breathing or being exciting.  I ♥ pugs!

3. I have a cousin that’s the exact same age as me. Whenever we visited my aunt’s, Florian and I would be unseparable. We would build a huge tent in his room with all the blankets available in the house. And then we would take his stuffed animals, open them up and ‘heal them’. You must know, we were vets ;-) For a very long time our dream was to open up a clinic together and save little dogs and cats =)

4. When Morten and I first got together he would live in Copenhagen, DK whereas I would still be living with my family in Germany. We would see each other every two or three weeks, unbearably long intervals. Morten, who is a bit of a geek, would set up a countdown on the internet. It had a picture of us taken on New Year’s Eve in the background and it would show how many days, hours, minutes and seconds were left until we would see each other again.

5. I just joined Denmark’s first and only all-girls-flag-football team. I got introduced to the sport through Morten and his friends. Morten is a huge NFL fan which means I spend my winters watching a ball that’s not even round being chased by 22 huge (read hot) guys for hours. I’m really excited on being on the team and hope for a successful 2nd half of the season. Go FOXES!!!

6. In 2005/2006 I was in America working as an au pair for the most adorable Jewish family ever. I would take care of 14 year old twins Samantha and Emily and Zachary, age 10. Not a day goes by without thinking of my time over there and missing the kids like crazy. (That whole experience definitely deserves a blog post at some point!)

7. In 16 days we will be going to New York! It’s gonna be the fourth time for me, Morten’s second. Last time we also went together, being there for 3 days with a group of NFL fans from Denmark, seeing the Jets vs. Steelers. This time we have incredibly 8 days to spend in the Big Apple (of course, we’ll also watch a game this time!). We’ll be staying very close to Central Park. I recently bought a Lonely Planet to prepare myself for the trip. Whenever visting a big city, we just love to stroll around and experience the different neighbourhoods, their unique smells, buildings, atmospheres and people. Can’t wait!

I’ll tag everyone who feels like sharing 7 things about themselves!

Happy Thursday everyone!