Sunday, November 22, 2009

Feast of Flowers

Brian and I dined on the loveliest roses this weekend.

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Lasagna Roses, that is.

I was preparing to make lasagna for dinner, and as I watched the lasagna noodles in the pot, I noticed how pretty they looked standing on their sides. And that's when inspiration hit me. So I busted out my ramekins and decided to bake the lasagna in individual ramekins standing on their sides, wrapped around one another to show off their lovely edges. After the layering and arranging, it reminded me of a lovely rose.

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See here for my recipe (I put the recipe in the photo comments in that link).

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34 comments:

Simply Mel said...

Such a brilliant idea! The noodles are always 'second rate', but now, they are the beauties of the culinary garden!

Elle Bee... said...

Fabulous idea! They look delicious (and gorgeous).

Carissa said...

how clever! I love this. I have never seen anything like it. even though I love pasta, I don't eat lasagna because I am not a big fan of cheese. but this is so tempting and pretty, I'm wondering if I could make it anyway, sans cheese. or just parmesan. I'm ok with parmesan...

yes, I know I am weird for not liking cheese :)

Kristin said...

What a fabulous way to bring a little extra interest to your dinner. Just beautiful!

photojoy said...

Thanks for the great idea! That makes dinner something different! You are so creative.

Tali Schiffer said...

oh wow, those Lasagna Roses look so yummy!! I am so grabbing that recipe and doing it too!!
BTW, I just got my prints in the mail and I just LOVE them! Thank you my darling, you're truely talented!

Tender Branson said...

Great idea!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

amazing, brilliant idea! love it! have to try it! xo

Kaye Prince said...

Awesome Dionne - those lasagna roses look so yummy! I am definitely going to have to try this out!

Elise said...

very clever ! have a great week

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Those are seriously cool!

Sarah Mina said...

SUCH a good idea! I am definitely going to try this, they look like they would make a pretty little appetizer too!

Jaime said...

So clever and cute! :)

Renee said...

Those look soooo good!

jen said...

What a beautiful (and yummy) idea!

the Lost Earring said...

Wonderful Dionne! What an amazing idea and I love how it turned out--the illustration too :) You are quite creative in the kitchen!

Mechelle Harrison said...

What a pretty idea Dionne! Very creative idea.

Lauren said...

That looks cute and delicious! Nice blog :)

avant garde said...

what a perfect idea! funny how you see things sometimes in the most unexpected of things, like lasagna noodles. but that's the fun :) i LOVE how those came out. i'll have to steal your idea soon, nevermind that i adore lasagna!

Megara said...

such a great idea, dionne! they look delicious, and while making a whole lasagna usually seems too overwhelming for me, these look like lots of fun.
xo meg

PonderandStitch said...

Hello! I just stumbled across this blog and LOVE it! I'll be a follower from now on. :)

Lola said...

The lasagna looks lovely and delicious. ♥

Phoenix said...

Cutest idea ever! Damn girl, you are so creative with your food! I'm lucky if I can fix mac and cheese correctly...

Fern said...

Oh man :) Looks so yummy! I love your art AND your blog :) Glad I found you... following :)
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Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs said...

Mmmm...that's all I got. Just...mmmmm!!

Nicole Marie said...

oh my gosh you are just amazing! that looks delicious and i would want to eat that more than regular lasagna

Stephanie Kim said...

wow...SO HUNGRY!! this looks fantastic! major props

Annie said...

how pretty and creative!!!
i have to make this!
looks adorable :)

p.s. i hope you have a fabulous thanksgiving hun!!

Miss B said...

Hello beautiful girl! I couldn't find an email, sorry to hijack the comments:) You are a winner my dear! Check it out on the BSP, AND we wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!!!


xo,

Miss B.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, how very clever! Nice one!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Shannon of ** Happiness Is...** said...

Yum and yum. Just discovered your blog - so lovely! xoxo

meandering pearl said...

this illustration & name is so beautiful!!! you have such a way to make an impression!!! sending kindness

Pamela said...

YUMMY!!!!

Ali said...

Oh! And in response to your email, my address is ali.dubrow@gmail.com.

Thank you! :)