воскресенье, 20 июня 2010 г.

Do Italians Eat Macaroni?

Think Italian…think Sicily mafia…think lazy italian afternoon..think LASAGNA!

In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in crushed tomatoes…Season with sugar, basil, salt, pepper, and parsley. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain noodles, and rinse with cold water. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (180 degrees C). 

Prepare a Bushamel sauce: melt 100 g of butter, add 800 ml milk warm milk+ 4 spoonfuls of flours.

To assemble, spread 1/3 of meat sauce and 2/3 of the Bushamel sauce in the bottom of a baking dish. Arrange noodles lengthwise over meat sauce. Spread with ½ of the sauce. Top with cheese.. Repeat layers, and top with remaining Bushamel sauce (the remaining 1/3 of it). 

Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese 15 minutes before you take lasagna out of the oven.

Buon appetito!

суббота, 12 июня 2010 г.


Have you ever touched an eggplant?

Well, at least for that feeling you just must cook the Blue&Elastic dish.
Step 1. A pleasant challenge for a woman- shopping.

Step 2. Choose the right
     a)eggplant, blue and elastic enough. Ripe and pleasant to touch. You can't get it wrong here!

      b) tomatoes, but not the blue ones this time!

      c) ham

      d) cheese

Step 3. Bring it home safely and wash it thouroughly.

Step 4. Here comes the creative part! Remember the chinese fan? Make your blue&elastic eggplant look exactly like that. Rub it with salt and let the fan-like vegetable rest for half an hour.

Step 5. Cut ham, cheese and tomatoes in thin slices. Put the slices in the fan.

Step 6. Cover the dish with a mixture of mayonnaise, garlic and parsley.

That's it!
The fan is ready to be put into the oven. You will begin to sense the smell in 10 minutes.

Wait another 20 and the Blue&Elastic dish can be served!