Friday, February 26, 2010

I'll admit...

I didn’t make this lasagne.  I thought about pretending I did, but I owe the Thursday night crew more than that.

Yesterday after work the idea of cooking dinner for everybody made me feel exhausted, and that just doesn’t make sense since our weekly get together is supposed to be a relaxing night with friends. On my way home I passed Monastery Bakery and I remembered they have fresh pastas made. I scooped up one of the lasagnes, a poppy seed baguette, and once home I made a  vinaigrette Caesar salad to go with it.

Now that's an extreme close up!
The lasagne was a big hit. Oh, and so was the store-bought pie Meg brought (I guess she was having one of those nights too). It’s always nice to know I have Monastery Bakery to fall back on, because we all know how time consuming lasagne can be. It also got me thinking that if I have nights like that now, what will it be like when I have kids? That will be a whole different ball game.

For the salad:

Romaine lettuce
½ Cup of pancetta, chopped
Parmesan Cheese, grated


½ Cup of lemon juice
1 Tbs of Dijon mustard
1 Tbs of anchovy paste
2 Cloves of garlic, minced
1 Cup of olive oil

Cook the pancetta until golden brown, drain and set aside on paper towel.

Toss the salad with the dressing, grated parmesan cheese, pancetta and a few shavings of parmesan on top.


  1. I got to taste the salad... It was amazing! And I found out what pancetta is. lol

  2. I'm glad I was able to introduce you to our friend pancetta.