so before I had my first glass of wine I blanched it so I didn’t make a right pigs ear of it.
Friday was a crappy day and there was only one thing for it, Wine!!
I don’t drink red wine very much these days, it tends to go to my head and makes me rowdy, which is a bit daft when you’re alone, the dog just doesn’t understand sarcasm, so I stick with cider, but I just needed something that would stop me thinking and I knew there was a rather nice Crozes Hermitage in the cupboard..
When I drink red wine I like pasta with it, and I like drinking wine while I’m making it, so it tends to be a bit slap dash but that never affects the taste or outcome..
Slap dash Lasagna bake:
I bought cheese sauce intentionally, the pasta was in the freezer and needed using before it got freezer burn, so before I had my first glass of wine I blanched it so I didn’t make a right pigs ear of it.
I put all the herbs and seasoning into a pan, added diced onion, garlic puree and the mince
I let that cook out and made garlic bread with a ciabatta roll I also bought for that intention, then I had some wine.. When the mince was brown I added the mushrooms.
and then the tomatoes..
cooked it all out, thickened it a little with gravy granules, forgot to add wine rather ironically
and then spooned it over a layer of cheese sauce in the dish..
a little cheese, some ripped up lasagna
Then I did two more layers, lasagna and cheese on top.
I put it in the oven for about half an hour and had more wine.
Then it was done.
Chucked on a few basil leaves and had it with the garlic bread, oh and yes, wine..
I was gorgeous, as I had expected it to be, really yummy..
I ate about 3/4 of it..
Mr 5 doesn’t like pasta, but when he comes home he’ll be on a rather limiting low residue diet, so he might just have to start liking it..
I drank about 3/4 of the wine too, then I had to go to bed..