Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Wow, this is the longest I've gone without blogging since starting this project.  I got involved with watching all the back episodes of breaking bad (too good of a show, what a pyschological drama), taking care of the puppy Tesla and working.  The tragedy in Boston was horrific.  Intersting dilemma about how much of our individual rights should we give up to catch the perps?  Tesla is very entertaining, it's cool to watch her grow up.  Working alot with the ordnance Marines lately.  I'm used to working with Motor T (holla) and they are a unusual change of pace.  Very earnest and sincere and passionate about what they do.

Made the lasagna.  Very good.  So good we ate it all before I could take a picture.  Tasted like lasagna, like you would expect, but very good.  The grand mother tomato sauce was very fresh, I liked the lemon zest, and the homemade noodles all contributed.

So, I made the grand mother tomato sauce by combining onions, garlic, tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, bat leaf, salt and pepper,  Cooked it all down for an hour.  Made the pasta from flour, egg yolks, water and olive oil.  I so love my Kitchen Aid mixer.  My motivation for getting it was the pasta recipes in this cookbook.  I sauteed Italian sausage, combined ricotta, mozz, parm reggiano, lemon zest and 1/2 cup tomato sauce. 

I made the lasagna by first putting tomato sauce in the bottom of the pan, topping it with pasta, topping that with cheese, topping that with sausage, adding tomato sauce and repeating.  The whole thing was topped by cheese and baked for 40 minutes at 375.  We enjoyed it and it wasn't labor intensive.

Promise to get back on track with the blog.