Because when it comes to dessert, one layer sometimes just isn’t enough. This vegan 7 layer dessert lasagna is layer upon layer of complete and utter indulgence. Healthy is not what I was going for, but complete heaven when you take each bite is. So grab a fork and get ready to see stars.
I’m trying something new this week. It’s called real life matters. My littlest monkey woke up Monday morning last week covered in hives. And when I say covered, I mean almost every inch of his little body. We quickly figured out that he was allergic to penicillin (he had taken a 10 day course of amoxicillin for a really bad ear infection) and we also quickly figured out that this was going to be hell to get through. We tried everything, Benadryl didn’t touch it (it didn’t even make him tired!), essential oils nothing, calamine and oatmeal baths kinda helped him for about 10 minutes, then it was back to screaming. I ended up throwing him into our pool, it’s a salt filter and cool so at least he had some relief. But the poor kid couldn’t sit, walk, lay without itching and screaming. He slept with me every night, and we do not cosleep so I was not used to it. The worst part is that the week before when he was on the medicine I did notice a slight rash but I chalked it up to the heat because it was so hot here in SoCal. Bad mommy! It didn’t even cross my mind that he was having a reaction, even though I am allergic as well. I felt awful.
So what do I do in times of stress? I create ridiculously indulgent food. Hence dessert lasagna. 7 layers of a complete drool worthy treat. I never intended to blog this, at least not right now. I threw it all together without writing anything down or thinking about the blog. But then I teased you all with it in my Insta Stories and on a few Instagram posts and I got SO MANY MESSAGES begging me for the recipe…and then I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to get the post up I had planned for the blog this week with all I had to deal with this last week sooooo, I said screw it. Give the people what they want. And I grabbed my camera, snapped a few quick photos. Made the quick and easy salted peanut butter caramel one more time to actually write it down (because it’s the only part of the creation I needed specifics for) and now I am writing this for you all. YOU. ARE. WELCOME.
Here’s the thing though, these are not my best photos. I did not research key words to make sure this recipe ranks well. I am ignoring all the red flags in my SEO plugin telling me what I need to fix. I am simply writing. And you know what, it feels damn good. It is taking me so much less time to get this up, which means way more time with my family (who is currently swimming in the pool). So I am going to leave you with this treat. All I ask in exchange for this little gift is that you share, make it, comment and get this goodness out there. And don’t judge. Because on my end, I did nothing “right” to prep this perfectly. Cheers to real life! Cheers to rolling with the punches! And cheers to 7 layers of heaven…
Oh and when you run to the bathroom while taking the photos, do not be surprised to come back to one of your children sneaking a bite or two or ten. So instead of getting mad that he ruined the last shot I wanted to get, I grabbed my camera and made HIM my last shot. #tryingtoyellless