After draining the tomato cans of their contents for the following recipe, I plop in some sunshine from my sweetie.
So maybe she isn’t coming in person, but her Black Bean Lasagna is.
From Trisha Yearwood’s first cookbook.
She has an updated healthier version, which is made with tofu and cashew nuts in place of the ricotta – since I am allergic to cashew nuts, I had to stick with the original version.
While the lasagna cooks I head out for some winter white photos.
Mr. Cottage shovels paths in the snow so that the fur babies can get around.
We had about 10 inches – in some places more with the drifting and all. Then rain set in for a while and flattened the fluffy.
Shoveling the driveway.
Grape arbor looking back toward the cottage and the studio.
Quiet snow surrounds the studio.
The brilliant blue of the wine bottle glows.
I like the sparse rose bushes against the stark whiteness of the snow.
A few rose hips remain.
Yucca poking through.
The pond is ice and snow-covered and still.
A view of Coral Cottage from the back side of the pond. On grey days like this, our cheerfully painted little cottage makes my heart very happy.
We are expecting a few more inches of snow tonight.
The lasagna was warm and yummy on this cold snowy night.
See you later,