Thursday, November 13, 2008

Barefoot Bloggers- Herb Roasted Onions and Craving Ellie in my Belly- Portobello Lasagna Roll-ups

I know what you must be thinking. Did I really need to join another group? Probably not, but I loved Elllie Krieger's Book The Food You Crave when I borrowed it from the library this summer, so when I saw a group dedicated to the recipes in that book- Craving Ellie in My Belly- I went ahead and joined up. I just waited until this week to start. So for my first week we made Portobello Lasagna Roll-ups. This recipe was picked by Marthe of Culinary Delights- go to her blog for the recipe. I halved the recipe because I had exactly 6 whole wheat lasagna noodles left in a box and it was really yummy! Besides, now I have a great excuse to make calzones, since I have half of the ricotta mixture leftover.

The Barefoot Bloggers recipe this week was Herb Roasted Onions and it was chosen by Kelly of Baking with the Boys. Now this really got the whole house smelling good. I had really potent onions, they made me cry lots of tears. The dressing was delicious and I love fresh thyme, so I didn't chop mine up, I left it whole. I liked this, but next time I think I will add other veggies as well.
Go check out what everyone else thought of these 2 recipes!




Herb Roasted Onions from The Barefoot Contessa
2 red onions
1 yellow onion
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup good olive oil
1/2 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Remove the stem end of each onion and carefully slice off the brown part of the root end, leaving the root intact. Peel the onion. Stand each onion root end up on a cutting board and cut the onion in wedges through the root. Place the wedges in a bowl.For the dressing, combine the lemon juice, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Pour the dressing over the onions and toss well.With a slotted spoon, transfer the onions to a sheet pan, reserving the vinaigrette that remains in the bowl. Bake the onions for 30 to 45 minutes, until tender and browned. Toss the onions once during cooking. Remove from the oven, and drizzle with the reserved dressing. Sprinkle with parsley, season to taste and serve warm or at room temperature


You do not want to miss tomorrow's post- Vanilla-Nutella Swirl Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream!

20 comments:

CB said...

Your rollups look delish! Glad to have you as a fellow Ellie! Looking forward to your nutella cupcake goodness tomorrow!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Lisa said...

Oh, now you have me so hungry! I liked the onions too but thought they would be good with other veggies. I have not seen whole wheat lasagna noodles. I will have to look for them.

Marthe said...

Boy, have you been busy!! The rollups look amazing! Thanks for cooking with me and welcome to CEiMB!

Aggie said...

I'm in pasta heaven today! I love those rollups and the filling looks really good! I haven't seen Ellie's book yet but I keep hearing about it...I'll have to check it out!

Your onions look beautiful! They were so good weren't they?

1freshstart said...

Wow, those rollups look great! Except... I don't do mushrooms, so it probably wouldn't work out for me. Oh well.

Glad you liked the onions... weren't they fantastic? Did you get a new blog design? I love it!

~Cat

Sarah said...

Nice onions...and they sure did make the house smell good!

Megan said...

I wish I'd thought to add other veggies to the onions. They were so good!!

The lasagna looks really yummy, too.

Audrey said...

I have portebellas that I need to use, but no lasagna noodles so I am going to have to improvise. I'll let you know how it goes!

Gabrielle said...

It makes me crazy. Since I was VERY young my mother always used ricotta in lasagna- and so have I. Thank you blogging world- please inform the census that cottage cheese is NOT OK.

bakingwiththeboys said...

Your onions and your rollups look so good. I am intrigued by the rollups and may have to try those myself.

Suzie said...

Your photos look terrific - and my good ness you have been busy. Your onions look wonderful, but the lasagna looks amazing.

leanne said...

Wow those onions and rollups look fanastic. Can't wait to see the cupcakes.

What's for Supper? said...

I am glad that you joined CEiMB. I enjoy your blog, reading all your recipes and your pictures are outstanding!

Gabi said...

Wow they both look fab! I love the pics.
xo

The Blonde Duck said...

You're killing me. Between the lasagna roll ups and the promise of tommorows feast....(snorts, eyes roll back in head.)

Emily said...

Oh yum! Yours even look better than Ina's!!!

Melissa said...

The rollups look fabulous - a great variation to lasagna. I'm off to check out this new group! Thanks for sharing!

Sophie said...

Oh my goodnesssss...I loooove portobello mushrooms! And rollups? What a great idea!

I haven't seen that round-up! I do plan on doing the pie one this month though, the Christmas song theme sounds fun!

Cathy said...

How did I miss this post yesterday? I swear I checked in the morning! Oh well -- both look great! I can't wait to give that Ellie lasagna a try!

Alexa said...

Those pictures are so amazing looking. It all sounds really delicious. Makes me wish I had more time to join another group as well...