When I was pregnant, I started to watch the Food Network religiously, which I later learned was Not A Good Idea. Already in a constant state of hunger and irritability, watching others effortlessly create gourmet meals when all I had in my pantry was some old biscotti and perhaps, if I was lucky, Rice-A-Roni, inevitably led to tears.
Enter The Barefoot Contessa. Oh Ina Garten. I know if we met, we could become life long friends. I could perhaps fill the “young whippersnapper with a lot to learn” role. My husband could discuss DC politics with you. And my son would just look cute. That’s what he does.
The first Barefoot recipe we tackled became an instant favorite and is now a staple at our Christmas dinner. I can’t begin to tell you how many people have asked for the recipe. So here you go: Barefoot Contessa Portobello Mushroom Lasagna, courtesy of foodnetwork.com. Don’t say I never did anything for you.