I am so excited about a family trip we have planned this summer!!
As some readers may remember Handsome Hubby and I purchased a used RV motorhome last year. This year we are meeting his parents in New Mexico. We will be staying in an RV park that also has cabins. They rented a cabin and are driving out to meet us there.
One of the MANY benefits of having an RV to vacation in is that I can make gluten free meals and not be at the mercy of unknowledgeable restaurants, possibly jeopardizing our vacation if were to get get sick for a gluten exposure.
While we are there I thought it would be great fun to make dinner for my AMAZING and INCREDIBLE In-Laws. Now my Handsome Hubby has been watching his carb intake and is trying to cut down, which anybody knows on a gluten free diet, is challenging because everything is made from rice or potato and many meals revolve around rice and potato. In addition, my father-in-law is especially cautious around carbs because he is diabetic. Which means that many of my potato laden meals are not going to work into his meal plans….
Then a friend of mine told me that she has replaced many of her pasta dishes with zucchini pasta spirals. That got me thinking… why not replace the lasagna noodles with the zucchini slices.
Well, I am very pleased to say that during the test run of this possible dinner for our New Mexico trip with my In-Laws…. that Handsome Hubby loved it. I mean he really loved it.
As a few readers may remember, I am not a fan of spaghetti, in fact I really don’t like it… and he is not fan of lasagna… but after we ate this for dinner he asked me if we could have it tomorrow night… WHAT??!!?? My Handsome Hubby does not like lasagna but he just asked me for leftovers? WOW!! That is when I knew I had a hit on my hands. Of course, I enjoyed it as well… with layers of meat and cheese how could I go wrong…
By the way… I wanted to let you guys know that I made the sauce the night before, because Handsome Hubby was craving spaghetti (which is an opportunity for me to make a fillet of salmon for myself since I really really don’t like spaghetti). I made extra sauce so that he could have a spaghetti night and then use the remaining sauce the next night for this zucchini lasagna….
So with the sauce pre-made, I also took advantage of the cooler morning temps and grilled my zucchini slices early in the morning before the Arizona sun got too crazy hot. I really feel that it made this really easy to make. I would highly suggest doing this so that you can just “toss” together your layers and bake. But just remember that your zucchini will retain its moisture even after grilling so do not skip the step of letting your zucchini rest on paper towels to remove that extra moisture!!
Well, as for our New Mexico RV trip… I am confident my In-Laws are going to enjoy this as much as Handsome Hubby and I did!!
Drop the meat from the sauce and you have a wonderful veggie dish for those looking for vegetarian lasagna.
Now, like any scheduled vacation, I am just left counting the days till we see them!! SO VERY EXCITED!!