Do you remember the silly breakfast cereal tagline, cuckoo for coco puffs? Well my husband Dan, is nuts for noodles, pleased as punch for pasta, and on and on. You get my drift. No need to go on with the metaphors. Nothing satisfies more in the dead of winter than a nice hefty lasagna, to fill the empty soul and guard against the low temperatures, gray skies, and blustery winds of the winter months. Under these conditions, lasagna in winter will do more for you than the best down coat. For me, too, in making a lasagna there is the double happiness of pleasing my husband with a noodley, saucey, cheesey casserole. Of course, because this is me, I had to try to make it a healthy dish too. So when I saw the New York Times recipe for Lasagna with Collard Greens by Martha Rose Shulman, I printed out a copy, made my shopping list, and went to the Park Slope Food Coop to purchase the ingredients to make this winter dream dish come true….
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