August 22, 2013 |
JOE TROUT dug into his backpack, pulled out a bottle of aloe hand sanitizer, squirted a glistening glob into his palm and rubbed his hands together. Then he peeled back the lid on the aluminum food container to reveal a warm slab of vegetable lasagna. He began to eat - slowly. He chewed methodically. He paused between bites. He ate so slowly that the lasagna cooled, the cheese hardened and yellowed. Trout, 22, spent most of his teen years in foster care - first in a shelter, then in a group home, later in a secure facility for violent kids.
April 18, 2013 |
SHIRLEY T. SIMMONS spent most of her adult years surrounded by children. She ran a successful day-care business out of her Germantown home for nearly 40 years, and took in too many foster children to count. And the children who came under Shirley's care had to have been the luckiest kids in Philly. Simply put, Shirley Simmons loved children, her own, of course, but also the many others she took care of with her special brand of love and concern. She provided a loving home that many of them had never known, and was always there for them, without fail.
September 21, 2012
By Jessica Braun I realized that I had lost control of my life when I couldn't eat the lasagna. I started dieting around ninth grade. I have been in The Zone, eaten a Big Mac sans bun, and squeezed many lemons into my magical maple syrup-cayenne pepper elixir. I can recite the foods most beneficial to my blood type (liver, mutton, beet leaves) and can say with certainty that saving all your Weight Watcher points for a six-pack of Miller Light (18 points) instead of food never ends well.
August 16, 2012 |
An excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen" In my determination to get my family cooking, only my husband remained, quite happily I may add, without cooking skills. It's not that he had never cooked anything. It is just that most of the "dinners" he prepared, no one really wanted to eat. With one exception. He makes a mean lasagna. It was the one thing I taught him to make early on in our marriage, and, many, many times, he has generously agreed to prepare his specialty dish.
November 17, 2011
FREE THANKSGIVING turkeys! Who wouldn't agree to that? Unfortunately, freeing Thanksgiving turkeys is both difficult and illegal - but you can "free" the one on your table this year with a turkey-free dinner. I know, turkey-free Thanksgiving is sacrilege to some, but others are snapping up the new products being introduced to fill a compassionate holiday platter. Of these, Turtle Island Foods' Tofurky has been around for decades - long enough that the misnomer "tofurkey" is often seen referring to any meatless turkey substitute.
May 10, 2011 |
BOSTON - The nation's first full-face transplant recipient said that the first thing his young daughter told him when she saw him after the operation was, "Daddy, you're so handsome. " Dallas Wiens, 25, sporting a goatee and dark sunglasses, joined surgeons yesterday at Brigham and Women's Hospital here, in his first public appearance since the 15-hour procedure in March. "It feels natural," said Wiens, of Fort Worth, Texas, who received a new nose, lips, skin, muscle and nerves from an anonymous donor.
September 17, 2009 |
Sue Paterno, wife of the legendary Penn State football coach, may have the toughest pregame routine of all. For home games, the 69-year-old grandmother hits the ground running at 4:30 a.m. This weekend, for instance, after the Temple vs. Penn State game on Saturday, she will be entertaining 60 guests at the Paternos' ranch-style home, serving her homemade tomato sauce and meatballs, homemade lasagna, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and homemade...
September 18, 2008
Cocoa for grown-ups From one of our favorite local chocolatiers comes a decadent new hot chocolate: Hot Eclat. Simply stir the chocolate pod-on-a-stick in a glass of hot milk, then sip and savor. It's a world of difference from the instant stuff. But then again, so is the price. Lasagna in a hurry We get a lot of frozen-dinner samples in this office, and most are not worthy of recommendation. But this garlic lasagna passed the taste test, with its thick noodles and hearty meat sauce.
March 13, 2008
Q: I'm hoping you make vegetable lasagna and will send me your recipe. I'm having a dinner party and I know there are a few vegetarians coming. I was thinking that vegetable lasagna would be a good main dish. Do you have any suggestions as to what else I should serve? Many thanks. - Erin P. A: It sounds like you have hosted some good "mixed" parties before - you know, vegetarians and carnivores - because you have picked a main dish that is great for any company. Good vegetable lasagna can be so satisfying that even the T-Rexes in your group won't miss their meat.
December 2, 2007
Can gooey lasagna at a chain restaurant ever be as satisfying as Mark Vetri's ragoût of wild boar? Having enjoyed both, I can answer affirmatively. You see, when the layered skyscraper can stop a Friday-tired 11-year-old from tormenting his brother, comparisons to fine dining become irrelevant. You thank your stars that chain-eating has progressed from the Denny's of your youth to the Carrabba's of your children's. We ended up at the Maple Shade eatery after a fatigued cell-phone exchange familiar to most families: "Do you feel like cooking?"