Sunday, 8 May 2011
Lazy Lasagne & Winkworth Arboretum.
Winkworth aboretum must be credited to the National Trust as, what with all the puppy's gear, I forgot to take my camera. We were just a bit too late for the bluebells and even the azaleas but it's a lovely place for a day out, lots of hilly walking, and you can take dogs on leads. Tea room not very exciting but we found a pub on the way home, one that welcomed dogs too. (How my life has changed) We should probably have splashed out for the Winkworth trees guide to more fully appreciate the rarity of some of the specimens.
Recipe for Lazy Lasagne. Ingredients: fresh lasagne pasta (dried wd do), light crème fraîche, grated cheddar, tin chopped tomatoes, minced beef, red onion, garlic, fresh or dried herbs to taste, courgettes, grilled aubergines if desired, passata (sieved tomatoes).
Grease large gratin dish and add layers of chopped tomatoes & herbs (oregano or mixed), lasagne, fried mince & onions with garlic & herbs & passata, layer of finely sliced courgettes, plus grilled aubergine slices if desired, layer of lasagne on top, then layer of crème fraîche topped with thick layer of grated cheese. Bake in moderate oven for half an hour or until top is brown & pasta cooked. Keeps warm well. You could leave out the mince and add more tomatoes, courgettes & aubergines for vegetarians. Saves all the faff of making a cheese sauce and seemed lighter.
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