30 May

The Epic Mealtime Lasagna

Saturday night, Matt and I hosted one of our seasonal parties at our place. We regularly host parties that are centred around some sort of theme… a wine tasting, a beer and sausage fest, a costume party, etc. The party this weekend was a potluck. It had no particular theme—we just asked everyone to bring a dish.

Coincidentally, 2 of my friends brought an obscure (to me, anyway) Polish dish called Bigos which is essentially a sauerkraut and kielbasa stew. It was phenomenal. I have to get the recipe from my friend’s mom, I loved it so much.

Some other dishes made were: a pasta salad, Asian noodle salad, an Indian stew with rice, cheesy party potatoes, my spinach fatayer, rice pudding, peach crumble, and cookies. It was a really good spread.

But the star of the meal was this (Vegetarians and healthy people alike, avert your eyes!)

Epic Meal Time Fast Food Lasagna

If you’re familiar with the YouTube channel Epic Meal Time then you might recognize this as the

Epic Fast Food Lasagna.

It’s exactly what you think it is. Lasagna made out of fast food. This dish was impressive in the worst possible way. Imagine bacon, ground beef, and bourbon-flavoured pasta sauce sandwiched between the two layers greasiest burgers you can think of, all topped with onion rings, and shredded cheese.

This meal can be defined in 3 words: congestive heart failure.

This meal comes courtesy of Heather and Kyle and, thanks to them, potlucks will never be the same.

Let’s break it down, shall we? Here’s what was in the dish:

Epic Mealtime Lasagna

(Photo Credit to K.P.)

a 26er of Jack1657cals, 0g fat
1L of Big Mac Special Sauce 2250cals, 225g fat
2L pasta sauce740cals, 24g fat
3lbs ground beef 2915cals, 203g fat
3lbs bacon7336cals, 567g fat
8 McDonald’s Big Macs 4320cals, 232g fat
8 Wendy’s Baconators6640cals, 408g fat
2 medium Onion Rings 558cals, 28g fat
4 cups mozzarella cheese640cals, 48g fat

For a grand total of:

27,056 cals / 1735g fat  (564g sat. fat) / 63,528mg sodium

15 people ate about 1/2 of the lasagna, so assuming this recipe makes 30 portions that’s:

902 cals / 58g fat / 2,118mg sodium per serving

Holy Disgusting!

So if you were at my house on Friday and were brave enough to sample this dish, now you know that you’re one step giant leap closer to that Lipitor prescription. Congratulations.

…oh, and if you’ve never seen Epic Mealtime, here’s the very funny video this recipe is based on. It’s worth a watch (on an empty stomach).

14 Mar

day 47: lalalasagna

So it’s 7:30pm on Sunday and I’ve finally had the chance to just chill out and catch up on my blogging and feed my google reader addiction. It’s been a busy few days!
It’s still Lent so I’m still drinking green smoothies all weekend long — I was lacking creativity this weekend so I just recycled some old green smoothie recipes. Tonight I had the Apple Pie Smoothie in honour of Pi Day (yeah, it’s a math major thing).

Thanks everybody for thinking of Bagigis. She’s gaining back some of her energy and has been doing much better today!

Saturday night Matt and I went to my dad’s house for a nonna-made lasagna dinner with my sister Vicki’s  in-laws. Of course I didn’t eat anything (did I mention how terrible this Lent is?).

Everyone was having an awesome time with lots of wine and some grappa (chamomile-flavoured. it is sooo good).

Mmm… My nonna’s lasagna is the best! (but I suppose everyone says that about their grandmother’s cooking)

Matt’s favourite food is my nonna’s breaded chicken. I think she made these just for him.

Here’s the head chef herself:

Vicki baked a lemon-pistachio cake for dessert. I think I asked about a hundred questions about the cake. What flavour cake is it? What’s that filling? What did you use to make the frosting? Is it really moist? … I think people were starting to pity me at that point.

I did some baking of my own this weekend but I will save that for my post tomorrow.

This morning I woke up extra early (well, not really, but the whole time change thing threw me off) and I went to my usual Sunday power yoga class. I must say that this is 3 Sundays now that I haven’t gotten a really tough workout from this class. I think I need to move on to something more challenging and was pondering getting a good yoga DVD or CD so I can practice at home. Does anyone know of any challenging yoga DVDs or CDs out there?

Back to eating solid foods and pumping iron tomorrow. Yes!