Ooh Eee Ooh, Killer Tofu!

Not really, but I remembered this song from the cartoon Doug that used to be on Nickelodeon back in the day and it stuck. 

Tofu however, is not sticky.  It’s actually kind of spongy and wobbly and not very tasty looking.  I’m not even sure how the heck tofu came to be, but I have ventured into the land of vegetarian cooking and I have, my friends, experienced tofu.

Tofu

Not like eat it plain right out of the plastic box all soaked in water, but as a really ingenious substitute for ricotta cheese in lasagna.  Lasagna rolls to be exact.  I thought I’d try out a meatless recipe since we have meat in some way shape or form (as long as it’s ground beef, chicken, or pork chops) for dinner every single night.  So I must say it was really dang good!  You would have no idea that was tofu in there, because it crumbled up and looked and tasted just like ricotta cheese!  My hubby and toddler even ate it and had no problems with it!  The cooked spinach had more of a slight “weird” flavor that popped through a few times, but nothing weird about the tofu.  This was an easy recipe to follow (as long as you get your ingredients together before you start cooking!) and it looks so fancy when you’re done!  A definite thumbs up for vegetarian lasagna rolls and it fed us for 2 meals.

Give tofu a chance!!  Try it in this easy lasagne roll recipe: http://food.yahoo.com/recipes/eatingwell/508/lasagna-rolls

I don’t even know the whole deal with using tofu-  it’s healthier or something and made from soybeans, whatever those are!?!  I just wonder when we’re surviving on our year supply of food storage, how the heck are you supposed to get tofu in there and all the other “market fresh” stuff?  Can you imagine storing a year supply of tofu??