I don’t often cook in large quantities; I don’t have children to feed and I don’t care for leftovers.
Many of my single friends cook in bulk fairly often, perhaps preparing a large dish of something on the weekend, and then freezing single servings to take for lunches or for dinners during the week.
But a week ago, a very dear friend gave birth to twins! Yay – everyone is happy and healthy, including her 2-year-old toddler who seems very pleased with his new brother and sister.
That’s a lot of small children (and large diapers) for my friend to deal with, so to help out, I baked 5 meal-sized lasagne for her and her husband, plus a batch of almond cookies. (Of course, if I were a REALLY good friend, I would have offered to babysit her trio. But I didn’t. I know where my strengths lie.)
I followed Letizia’s wonderful lasagne recipe, almost doubling it, and also followed her excellent advice: I only half-baked the lasagne, which my friend is freezing for future use. According to Letizia, the lasagne tastes even better if you finish the cooking process just before it is served.
As my reward, after the cooking spree, I guzzled my favourite limone drink: