Can you imagine all the glorious food that you could eat in Tuscany? Not to mention the wine! Yes, after eating cheese, bread, wine, pasta, olive oil roasted veggies, pizza, gelato, and everything else I could get my hands onto, I know I would gain weight.
But each pound would taste so good!
Thinking about the weight makes a little happier that jet setting to Italy isn't in the cards this year. And, for now, I am ok with just dreaming of Tuscany and experimenting with different foods I think sing of Italy.
Here is my last Top Ten Recipe in the Olivieri Taste of Home Lasagna Recipe Competition.
Tuscan Veggie and Pesto Chicken Lasagna
1 medium zucchini, grated
1 medium eggplant, diced
1 medium acorn square, peeled and diced
1 large can of chopped tomatoes, drained
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 head of garlic
3 medium chicken breasts
1 large bunch of kale, stems and ribs removed and leaves cut into ribbons
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups of ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup of sundried tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup of basil pesto
2 1/3 cup tomato sauce
3 cups mozzarella cheese
1 package of lasagna sheets, about 6 sheets
Salt and pepper