Sunday again… Time is flying, not long before my baby boy goes off to Uni 😞
He is working a 12 hour day today, 9-9, great for the Uni fund, but tiring, so I will make something that he can heat up later.
Dear Daughter is also here, on her own, a rare treat, we love her boyfriend, but is is nice to have your children to yourself sometimes – she will be eating here too
A crowd pleaser today, Lasagne.. Very easy, and no jars to be seen 😇
I start by chopping onion and garlic in the Thermomix, you can of course use a knife 🙃, but I will be making the white sauce in the Thermi, so I might as well use it for as much as possible.
I lightly fry off the garlic and onion in olive oil, then add 750g of minced beef, turn till cooked off, if the mince is ‘fatty’ drain off the excess oil. I then add a tin of chopped tomatoes and a large splodge of tomato puree, I sprinkle and oxo cube and a good teaspoon of mixed herbs in, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper and using the tin from the tomato, add half and half red wine and water to fill the tin then add to the pan. A good stir then simmer down till thick and unctuous.
Whilst this is cooking add 500ml milk to the Thermomix jug, 50g plain flour, 50g butter, salt, pepper, 100g cheddar and a heaped teaspoon of English mustard powder, I think this brings out the flavour of the cheese – turn the Thermomix onto speed 4, heat 100 for 7 mins – hold onto it till the cheese breaks down, it will do a little dance to start with 😂
Take your lasagne dish, and layer up using meat mixture, a layer of lasagne sheets, white sauce and again till the ingredients are gone finishing with a layer of white sauce, then sprinkle with Parmasan and bake in the oven at 180 for 30-40 mins.
Serve with salad and garlic bread (left over Foccacia here)