Tonight's Menu: Pumpkin Baked Ziti with Caramelized Onions and Sage Crumb Topping
This dinner was the real deal, grown-up meal! I've heard lots of raves about this, so I was looking forward to trying it myself. Also, being that it was the last thing I made this week, I had to made some adjustments and substitutions. The first thing I made was the cashew ricotta. We picked up a bag of raw cashews at Trader Joe's last month, so I was good there. The rest of the recipe was pretty much thrown together... no lemon- so I subbed water and a squeeze of grapefruit, and I accidentally bought silken instead of firm
tofu. I think it still turned out okay, considering it was my first attempt.
Next, the caramelized onions. The recipe called for two, but as Chad "detests" onions, I reduced it to one. They smelled so good, and surprisingly right around the 12-15 minute mark, they began to brown. This was easier than I expected.
|don't let the picture fool you, it's delic!|