Here’s another one from this One Pot cookbook. I like the idea of one pot cookbooks, usually because the recipes are easy, fast and I don’t have too many dishes left over. I have an older kitchen with very little counterspace and no dishwasher so I enjoy the minimum cleaning that usually goes along with a one pot recipe.
But this time was different.
It’s a big book, so I don’t expect to like every recipe in it. I was a bit sad though because this took me a bit of time and then to not like it…
Title: One Pot Cookbook
Author: Weight Watchers
Publisher: Wiley & Songs, Inc.
Publication Date: January 2012
Recipe: Roasted Eggplant & Mushroom Lasagna
But it looks so pretty in the picture!
Yes, that’s right.
Sometimes, you know when you start a recipe, you think- “Maybe I should have ordered a pizza tonight.”
When I was picking up ingredients, I went to my major grocery store down the street and couldn’t find the “no-boil whole wheat lasagna noodles” and had to pre-boil the noodles myself. Ok, no big deal right?
I figured this was an easy sort of recipe. It may be one pot, but there are quite a number of steps. And boiling the lasagna noodles was step I wish I didn’t have to do.
But not good!
After all that work, I don’t know what it was. We think it was the different assortment of mushrooms I chose, or the eggplant wasn’t exactly right. Either way, I was heartbroken when we decided it wasn’t good. (All that hard work!) While it smelled nice, the whole wheat pasta had a strange gummy texture, (maybe that’s the pasta I picked out or how long I pre-boiled it for) and there wasn’t a lot of taste.
I even tried to add more cheese to mine, but it didn’t make a difference. It was tasteless.
Sad. But can’t win them all!
I’ll still try other recipes out of this cookbook. I mean, there are over 350 of them. There’s bound to be another one I like!