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Contented mediocrity

Foods that I am not especially good at making (but I'm okay with that!):


...and probably some others that aren't occurring to me at the moment. For lasagne, I am more than happy to leave that up to scrottie, who makes some delicious lasagne. The thing with sushi is, if you don't eat fish, there isn't nearly the same sort of incentive to eat it, and thus, not nearly the same sort of incentive to figure out how to make it.



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Dec. 26th, 2015 06:03 am (UTC)
My lasagne skills have improved. Key to them is getting the type of noodles that don't need to be boiled first, but can go right in the middle of the spaghetti cake and then whole works popped in the oven.
Dec. 27th, 2015 01:27 am (UTC)
I actually don't mind cooking up the noodles, and prefer the texture of the boiled noodles over the no-cook ones. Of course, homemade pasta is also great. In eating some leftover lasagne today with S, I got to reflecting on how part of the deal is that I can't be arsed to prepare multiple different kinds of layerings. So whenever I make any sort of lasagne-type dish, I just don't get the right balance of sauces to cheese to fillings. Plus, put all of this in the context that S makes excellent lasagne, so I have little incentive to get better, heh. :-)
Dec. 27th, 2015 04:50 am (UTC)
I'm not so big on different layers, either. I tend to moosh it all into one glorp, and then do noodle, glorp, sauce, repeat until overflowing.

Man, I should get back to DIY noodles. I have the roller thingum and everything.
Dec. 27th, 2015 04:51 am (UTC)
So what does scrottie do that makes his version excellent?
Dec. 27th, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC)
Mostly it's that he mixes up a good homemade marinara, and knows how to get the right combination of sauce to vegetables to cheese (I think each is added as its own layer?).

DIY noodles are pretty easy, but still, another project.
Dec. 26th, 2015 10:05 am (UTC)
i love lasagna
i just went to a christmas dinner at a house party. mostly vegan. the food was delicious. hope your xmas was enjoyable too. apparently the word in french for vegan is vegeteliani

sounds like vegetables with italian spices, but it's french. they probably stole it from the italians...

; )))
Dec. 27th, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
Re: i love lasagna
Hm! I'd never known the French term - interesting!

And yes, we had an excellent xmas. S and I both did a ridiculous amount of cooking, which was wonderful. :-)
Dec. 30th, 2015 01:28 am (UTC)
Re: i love lasagna
neither did i, before this... someone told me at our vegan christmas potluck which included a couple of francophones

love for the holidays!

have a bright new year!
; )
Dec. 26th, 2015 02:58 pm (UTC)
I have seen some slow cooker lasagna recipes that work like what randomdreams is saying, but we have not made lasagna in a very very long time.
Dec. 27th, 2015 01:29 am (UTC)
It's just too finicky, when a person could just make some pasta, sauce, and vegetables (or what-have-you) instead of doing all of the above and then layering it all together and baking it for a spell.
Dec. 27th, 2015 01:01 am (UTC)
I really like making sushi. We should throw some together one of these days. Avocado and tempura rolls are great.

Lasagna is really good if you have a bunch of sauce and a batch of fresh pasta to use up in a hurry. It also makes a good dish to fling in the fridge or freezer to bake later.
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