Life is very fleeting. Seize the moments when they arise.
February can be a hard time in the PNW. It’s cold. It’s dark. Many days we don’t see the sun. It’s also a hopeful time. The days are getting longer. Spring feels right around the corner. These past few weeks have been mostly cold with a few surprise hail showers and snow flakes. The British Hubby finds the cold air refreshing while I alternate between enjoying the winter wonderland and hibernating under a big comforter snuggling with Ernie.
These past two weeks we’ve been experimenting with keto recipes. The British Hubby had fond memories of a curried tuna lasagna from his University days. We thought we would try to make a keto version. We started with Just Like the Real Think Keto Lasagna noodles. We did this over a two days. The first day we made the noodles. It smelled heavenly baking. Exactly like lasagna. We even chilled this in the fridge and then cut into thirds for the loaf pan. I really wanted to eat the entire pan or at least one strip after this first step, but the British Hubby instead I refrain.
The next step was to create the curried tuna lasagna. We had the keto noodles. That just left the cheese sauce to convert. We did a straight flour substitute. We used coconut flour instead of regular flour. Almond flour or a combination would also work. The main challenge was realizing the curried tuna recipe and the noodle recipe created different amounts for different sized pans. We ended up with more cheese sauce and a bit too much curried tuna mixture.
Because we had so much extra filling, we ended up making two dishes. The stone had two layers while the silicon pan had just one with a bit more fillings. If you were feeding a crowd, this would work if you made another pan of noodles. The single layer pan is very filling especially if you add in some veggie side dishes. You could also freeze a pan if you like having pre-made keto meals. I like to call them keto poke-n-pings.
The verdict? The British Hubby loved it! I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. I would eat it again. We plan to use the noodles again in other lasagna variations. Before adopting the keto lifestyle, our favorite Italian restaurant had a mouth watering lamb lasagna full of carbs. That might just be our next variation.
SkeinHerder Ponders: This week, I’ve been thinking about the French nun turning 117 and beating COVID. Talk about an amazing celebration of life! Sometimes I wonder what the world would look like when I turn 117. My goal is to still be knitting and blogging when I’m that age.
We had the start of a snow storm this afternoon. I took a short clip of it above. It was lovely to watch with Burt and cuppa.
Happy Friday Eve!