You are here: Home » Dinner » Of Love and Lasagna Of Love and Lasagna Dinner,Shared Story http://relish.com/articles/of-love-and-lasagna/ October 26, 2012 Serving Vegetarian Lasagna is a family tradition for poet, painter and Relish reader Diana Randolph. Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/vegetarian-lasagna.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Serving Vegetarian Lasagna is a family tradition for poet, painter and Relish reader Diana Randolph of Drummond, Wis. “Food is an act of love to me,” she says. We agree. LAYERS OF LOVE I stretch long, cooked noodles in two oblong pans one for my family, the other for friends with a new baby. Slipping childhood memories of lasagna between layers of pasta and sauce, I sprinkle on my past with the Parmesan cheese so when others taste it they will know that I sat snug around a New Jersey table with my sister, Mom, Dad, cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents, empty plates passed while empty stomachs rumbled. Mom would slice into the first pan and scoop up stacked squares upon plates, mozzarella and ricotta cheese oozing out. Lasagna, the main course for each of our family gatherings including Thanksgiving, when turkey was a side dish. Mom’s recipe has evolved in my hands. I now add chopped Swiss chard or fresh spinach and I omit the eggs. Though Mom is not here anymore, she taught me well— to slice and scoop layers of love upon empty plates. Randolph is working on a book of poetry, Beacons of the Earth and Sky, containing her writings and landscape painting. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Vegetarian Lasagna Packed with three cheeses, spinach and broccoli, this lasagna is loaded with calcium for healthy bones.