This is NOT the only post where I will gush about my favourite food blogger, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen. Her words, pictures, and value system (well, I only speak for when it comes to cooking, anyway) is right up my alley. Cook food from scratch. Fuss on the days you have time; eat toast on the days you don’t, and don’t sweat it either way.
When I read her post about Lasagna Bolognese, I felt like I had written it. “Holy smokes! I too don’t like the typical North American ricotta/cottage cheese version of lasagna.” Which is why I never make it. So I set out to try hers. And yes, it took a whole half day. Admittedly, I skipped the making-the-noodles-from-scratch part, although we do have a pasta maker, so I hope to attempt that part someday. See what I mean about fussing when you want to?
It was a complete, smack-down hit in this household. So it’s been repeated a couple of times since. I love it when a plan comes together.