Sunday, February 11, 2007

The Hungry Thing

Anyone familiar with the children's story "The Hungry Thing?" Well, it's a cute little book about a monster that comes into a village with a sign that says "FEED ME," and the villagers try to figure out what the Hungry Thing wants, feed him, and then he points to his sign again. This continues for quite some time during the book, until the end, when the monster flips his sign over and it reads "Thank You." I had a moment this past weekend when I identified with those villagers.

Typically, when I've made (spinach and artichoke) lasagna in the past, I prepare a whole recipe, which makes enough for a 9X13 pan, or about 12 servings. I then split the ingredients into two 9X9 pans, cover one tightly and freeze it for another day. I did this Saturday when I made dinner for Dan and I, thinking, "well, we'll have dinner tonight, plus leftovers for me for lunch a couple of times." Boy, was I wrong. Leftovers:
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Dan was hungry, I guess! Three and a half pieces of lasagna, two helpings of spinach salad, and some leftover popcorn later, he finally decided he was full. (He's back to working at the farm at the nature center where we both used to work, so all that cold, fresh air, and exercise finally caught up with him!)

Now, for next time, I need to find whole wheat lasagna noodles. Anyone tried a brand they like?

8 comments:

funwithyourfood said...

Dan eats like Richard! I swear O don't know how my bf doesn't weigh 9000 lbs haha :) I love keeping him well fed.

Teddy

Catherine said...

Teddy, that's funny! Dan doesn't usually eat like this, (in fact, I can usually eat him under the table,) but with the farm chores he's been doing lately, I think all of that exercise has been getting to him!

Carrie™ said...

Mmmm - that looks soooo freakin' good! I love lasagna. I use whole wheat noodles all the time, but I get Catelli or President's Choice and I don't know if either one of those brands is available in the US.

Judy said...

Hey, at least you know he liked it! And from what I can see, it looks pretty good.

Melody said...

I have two teen boys and a husband... so I KNOW how much they can eat.. It is SHOCKING sometimes.. I have made 2 9*13 pans of lasagna.. and have only had 2 servings left... I take it as a compliment these days!

theONLYtania said...

Haha, if there was that little left, he should have just finished it off :-P
An empty dish like that is a great compliment, you must be an excellent cook!

Johanna3 said...

mmm lasagna.. delicioso

Vicki said...

such a cute story -- the hungry thing & your dan. i don't blame him one bit -- it looks delicious! :o)