Pasta & Noodles
This particular pasta is one that my mother used to make for us as children. It’s richer and creamier than your typical tomato pasta sauce thanks to a big blob of cream cheese. My daughter is not too enamored by plain pasta sauce but add some cream cheese and she loves it. I often add some very small pieces of vegetables to this dish just for a little freshness. On this particular occasion I added some green peas that I had picked and frozen a few weeks ago but you could add corn, peas, diced carrots even green beans.
Some days for whatever reason, I really don’t feel like investing much time in cooking. On these days I often turn to pasta. This recipe was a bit of a speculation on my part but turned out quite yum, winning over my four-year-old girl and her four-year-old playmate. I even successfully bribed them with more pasta if they would eat their salad and it worked like a charm.Try it and feel free to improvise on the veggies or in any other way you feel like.
Tender pasta sandwiched between layers of tasty béchamel sauce, cheese, spinach and herbed tomato sauce, topped with more cheese and baked until firm---whenever we serve Vegetarian Lasagna at Gopal’s Restaurant our clientele become practically ecstatic. “Could you possibly give us the recipe?” they ask. So here it is.
[From Kurma's book Great Vegetarian Dishes.]