Sunday, January 31, 2010

move over martha

I guess I never stopped to think about how much we rely on pre-packaged foods in our every day life. I didn't realize it until I decided to make Sunday dinner with fresh ingredients from scratch! Now keep in mind, I dont have a farm so I don't have fresh milk or beef and I did used store bought flour and mozzarella. But still making today's menu from scratch STILL proved to be a challenge for me!

The menu:

Sausage and Cheese Lasagna
Blackberry Turnovers made from our blackberry bush jam we canned in September.

The Specifics:
The Lasagna
I made the spaghetti sauce from scratch over christmas and stored the sauce and some meatballs in the freezer, so i used this for the lasagna. The rest is easy, I am Italian so I can do those in my sleep.

The bread:

Bread is becoming easier for me to bake. Its easier but still not very pretty. I guess its the taste that counts.

The Turnovers:

Turnovers are VERY hard to make for me lol The whole concept of creating and then rolling out the dough turned into such a messy nightmare but The result was 4 (out of 6) intact Turnovers.

The time frame:
I started this at 10:30, made dough for rising, made dough for fridge (turnovers), and then kneaded and second rose while I stuffed the turnovers, cooked them while I prepared lasagna etc. The timing all worked out well but the lasagna and bread are still baking and it is 1:15pm so this is going to amount to hours worth of work.

The outcome:
All were very pleased. It was fun and I managed to keep the kitchen clean in the process. Nobody was maimed and I did not get really pissed off and chuck anything at anyone so all in all Success! Keep in mind, I am NOT the cook in the family. I don't like it, its hard for me and tedious, yet I still enjoyed providing today's dinner for my family!

Have a fantastic Sunday folks!


Anonymous said...

Skip Idle Downloads Using NZB Downloads You Can Easily Find Movies, PC Games, MP3 Albums, Applications and Download Them @ Dashing Rates


DayPhoto said...

Well, it all looks good. I would like your sauce recipe if you are willing to share.


Anonymous said...

[url=]Club Penguin Cheats[/url] provides you with a [url=]Club Penguin Money Maker[/url] that permits you to make a lot of coins in Club Penguin.
[url=]Club Penguin[/url] also provides you with [url=]Club Penguin Trackers[/url] such as a [url=]Club Penguin Aunt Arctic Tracker[/url], a [url=]Club Penguin Cadence Tracker[/url], a [url=]Club Penguin Gary Tracker[/url], a [url=]Club Penguin Band Tracker[/url], a [url=]Club Penguin Rockhopper Tracker[/url], and a [url=]Club Penguin Sensei Tracker[/url].
Finally,[url=]Club Penguin Codes[/url] gives you [url=]Club Penguin Bots[/url] and [url=]Club Penguin Mission Cheats[/url] and [url=]Club Penguin Coin Cheats[/url]