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A Cooper’s Hawk and the Five Lasagnas

Usually you see a Cardinal or Blue Jay or Sparrow but not with him around!!!

Oh why didn’t I bring the 70-200 lens this weekend?  And even if I had, who could have switched it if it were in the camera bag and not on the camera body? Looked out the window to see how the weather was and what a surprise!  This hawk was sitting out on top of the swingset and as I slid the glass door open, trying to be so quiet, I was sure he would fly away.  I got two shots off and his head moved and he flapped twice and was gone in a flash.  Looked up Ohio hawks online and this one seems to be an immature Cooper’s Hawk.  He was definitely looking for breakfast.  He heard the shutter on the camera, turned his head and was gone.

And that was the planned post for Monday, already set up to go.

Then I get a comment from Joanne in Nebraska (Sunday’s Hot Air Balloons) and a special request for the five lasagnas pic so here they are and a link to the Butternut Squash Lasagna recipe by Giada Di Laurentis, 3rd from the left. We omitted the nutmeg from the Butternut Squash recipe- why?  we didn’t have any.   Aunt Mary cooked all five with some assembly assistance by Anna and Michael.  The lasagnas were accompanied by Garlic Bread and salad and fresh fruit.  Here is the ground sausage and meat recipe- omitted the sugar and the fennel seeds from this recipe.  The four veg lasagnas were the most popular! Anna wrote labels for each one.  Many guests tried a sampler of a few of them.  Butternut Squash was a favorite.

Spinach, Four Cheese, Butternut Squash, Ground Sausage and Beef, and Roast Eggplant & Zucchini Lasagna

11 responses

  1. lonesome Cowboy – aah… Hawk

    September 26, 2011 at 7:11 am

  2. erica

    WOW! for the hawk AND Mary’s lasagnas !!!!!!!

    September 26, 2011 at 8:02 am

  3. Marlen

    I bet the kids were happy to see the hawk. The lasagnas look terrific. Wish I was there.

    September 26, 2011 at 8:37 am

  4. What a great spread!

    September 26, 2011 at 8:58 am

  5. connie

    Thanks for the recipe tips. I look forward to testing them this fall. Yum!

    September 26, 2011 at 9:22 am

  6. That hawk must’ve thought that with 5 lasagne, surely someone would have shared a little with him. I’ve seen plenty of lasagna but never 5 different kinds on one table. Every family should have an Aunt Mary.

    September 26, 2011 at 9:26 am

  7. Joanne

    Thanks for posting the food, Ruth! I don’t know anyone else who has made five lasagnas! I will try the butternut squash recipe when (if) my kitchen is ever put back together (it’s getting a face lift – new counters etc.)

    September 26, 2011 at 9:27 am

  8. Sue Reinfeld

    Cool hawk picture. The lasagna picture is heaven.

    September 26, 2011 at 9:38 am

  9. I remember your first lasagnas

    September 26, 2011 at 12:02 pm

  10. Hawks are amazing – I saw my very first one up-close just a few weeks ago: http://smilekiddo.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/natural-sightings/

    The lasagnas sound terrific! I like the multiple veggie options. :)

    October 1, 2011 at 8:46 am

  11. Can you send me a spoonful of each lasagna? ;)

    October 3, 2011 at 3:55 pm

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