Cinco de Mayo Eve

Even though the real day isn’t until tomorrow, I thought I’d show you what we’d been doing to get in the spirit. This weekend, we started with margaritas.

Last night, we dove into this lasagna. It’s got homemade pasta sheets (the chile pasta from Voluptuous Vegan), and layers of black beans/chorizo and mushrooms/spinach, with Mexican peppers and seasoning in every layer. That’s a pasta sheet on the left. Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s topped with some salsa and a little daiya. It was delicious, but with so many similar flavors, it was more like a casserole than a layered lasagna. It tasted great, regardless of being a true lasagna, and that’s all that matters.

I know I’ve mentioned it before, but if you’ve ever been challenged by homemade pasta, try the recipes in Voluptuous Vegan and a handcrank machine. You’ll be as hooked on making pasta as I am. Right now, I’ve got one kind of ravioli and two kinds of dough in the freezer. The recipe takes 1/3 of a box of silken tofu, so if I crack one open, I just keep going. I crank out (yes, that’s a bad joke!) two more batches. It’s so much fun to make and a wonderful thing to have on hand.

Hope you have a wonderful Cinco de Mayo!

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  1. Posted May 4, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    WOW! This looks great!

  2. Posted May 4, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Yum. This looks fantastic. I’m all about kicking off Cinqo de Mayo early.

  3. Posted May 5, 2011 at 4:46 am | Permalink

    oh my. the lasagna. yo quiero!

  4. Posted May 5, 2011 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    wow this looks perfect!i love this kind of food so creamy and so tasty!

  5. Posted May 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    You are killin’ me here! That is right up my alley. I just got rid of my hand crank machine. Have you ever used the attachment on the KitchenAide? This dish is over the top. I love you man!

  6. Posted May 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, you guys! It was a blast to make.

    Kim, the KA attachment made me feel like Lucy in that candy conveyor belt episode. I just couldn’t keep up! I’m way comfier with the hand crank.

  7. Posted May 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    happy weekend!

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