Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Russell Crowe Lasagne

I make a mean Turkey lasagne
The secret is to sneak in two layers of sage and onion stuffing between the tomato layers and the pasta.
It tastes bloody lovely too....even Albert loves the eclectic layers already,, for he has stuck his face into the sauspan of cooling cheese sauce at least three times this morning
The bloody thing generally ends up the size of a small suitcase.
My lasagne could feed a family of 8
It's a man's lasagne!
One that the likes of Russell Crowe would be proud of

I walked up to the garage shop around 8 .30 am to buy packet stuffing.
And four people stopped me to ask where the dogs were......seeing me alone is a bit like seeing Laurel   without Hardy.........you know something is not quite right but can't immediately put your finger on.

Anyhow today's blog is not really about a monster lasagne. It's not about Laurel & Hardy either or about how I feel somewhat jet lagged because Ive worked two nights out of the last three and am due to work this evening.too
Today's blog is about very little at all
As  I said ....my body clock has gone all arse over tit.
I've not caught up with jobs, my blog and blog reading have all gone to shit and I've yet to catch Alfie Boe to prevent the little bastard keeping the neighbours up all night
I think the cheerful father , I generally wave to when he is collecting his kids from school summed up just how I feel this morning when he saw me marching back from the shop with stuffing under my arm
" you look lopsided without the dogs!" He  called
Yes.....I feel somewhat lopsided today.....






66 comments:

  1. The dogs add balance to your life. A dozen hours of sleep would likely help - sometime soon.

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  2. Eww, turkey lasagne. Give me beef every time. Given how busy you have been, you are forgiven for not wishing me happy birthday.

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    1. Have a good birthday...whatever time you have left of it andrew

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  3. I'm gonna have to try that some time. Love lasagne, and turkey & stuffing is great too, so why not combine them? On the other hand I also love rump steak and strawberries but I'm not convinced they'd work well together - like the concoctions of the mad old bat in 'Vicar of Dibley'.

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    1. Are you calling me a mad old bat Dave?

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    2. Good god no - a little eccentric perhaps, but I consider that an attribute to be admired :-)

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    3. Oh pity
      I can't wait to be called one!

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  4. Gee, you're working today and I'm off today... and I'm off tomorrow - two days in a row! And it happens again next week! which is rare since I'm usually off Tuesday's and Thursdays.

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    1. Yes I can't really complain as I am next on shift after tonight not until next Wednesday!

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  5. Thanks for the morning chuckle.

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  6. Your lasagna looks lovely. Enjoy it!
    You definitely need some restorative sleep as you know this schedule wreaks havoc with your natural rhythms. These hours are hell. Be well. x

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  7. Will your schedule get back to normal any time soon? S L O W down.....take care of you.

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  8. ho hum its a very lopsided sort of day all round , even a bit of zombie at 6am didnt cheer me up

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    1. Not even tha carol/ DARYL hug?

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    2. Best bit so far.....

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  9. I've completely fallen behind on my reading... That lasagna looks and sounds delicious. Although, I had once been told in New York that it wasn't real manly lasagna if it had turkey instead of beef. But then what did HE know!?!

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    1. Ok a "turkey and stuffing pasta surprise" how's that?

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  10. Oliver Hardy is one of my heroes but I never liked Stan Laurel. I considered naming Snippet Laughing Gravy but it didn't go down well with the other members of the household!

    Hope you feel straighter tomorrow.....if you know what I mean.

    PS - would you mind if I put your Christmas card design from last year on the blog as an example of work? I've been meaning to ask for ages. xx

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  11. Np lease do Em
    I need To start to think about christmas cards
    Gulp

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    1. I loved the Christmas Card Em did for you !

      cheers, parsnip

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  12. Love the idea of a stuffing layer. Got to try that.

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  13. A lot of folks seem to be using ground turkey or chicken these days...I still prefer a blend of beef and pork but if someone else is cooking I'll eat almost anything lol. Your lasagna sounds like thanksgiving dinner in one dish....

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  14. We walk differently when we walk with a dog(s). I know.

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    1. In my case....a great deal quicker

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  15. Still not caught that cockerel, John? I think it could be time for a posse and catch him. Get the ladder and net John. He must be driving you crazy?

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    1. He's a slippery little sucker to be sure

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  16. Hee hee, I love that another person admits to using turkey mince. I hate beef and always use turkey or chicken mince. I love the description of the suitcase sized lasagne! I don't make mine often as I don't live near enough a small starving continent happy to have the same meal 4 days in a row!!! I must try the stuffing idea, though there is a chance I'll not be able to lift the beggar into the oven if I add any more.

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    1. It will take two strong men to lift to be sure

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  17. I missed you last night John.

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  18. I'll have to adapt this lasagne recipe due to me following Slimmingworld but I'll give it a try and get back to you. Christmas cards...hmmmmmmm now there's a thought. I am currently sorting out the second bedroom where my craft/sewing stuff is - the plasterer is coming on 27th so I need to strip the wallpaper off by then - once plastered I can get to work lol!

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    1. I can't believe John missed the chance to comment on getting plastered before working! :)

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  19. Why are you working so many silly hours? You have animals to look after.

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    1. My fault joanne....we were quiet a few weeks ago and I suggested I swap my shifts to cover busier time

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  20. Have some sleep and feel better x

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  21. You could market your lasagne through Wickes or B&Q. It would be in the insulation section next to the rock wool and polystyrene blocks.

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    1. Wounded...wounded...wounded I am

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  22. Recipe please? After you get some sleep of course!

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  23. You should email a photo of that lasagne to Mr. Crowe and invite him to plunge his face right in, Albert-style. I'm pleased for you that you have such friendly, tolerant neighbors. No matter how lovely your home, it doesn't matter if the neighbors are assholes. Now get a bb gun and plan on some coq au vin!

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    1. It's pissing down with rain, hopefully the little bastard will take himself off into a spare hen house

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  24. Your Russell Crowe lasagna looks like...wait for it...something to crow about!

    Although, as others have said, I too, prefer beef or beef and pork to turkey or chicken in the lasagna. I rarely make it, but should consider it. I can always cut it into smaller sections and freeze what won't get eaten right away to have for later.

    Glad that Albert is taste testing for you, to ensure a high quality product.

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  25. Interesting combination ... I made both lasagna and stuffing on the weekend but never would I have thought to combine them. Hope you get an uninterrupted sleep when you finally make it to bed after this shift, John.

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    1. Jenny, thanks.. I do bang on about shift work

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  26. I like turkey or chicken in lots of dishes.
    The trouble with cheese, beef and pork in many lasagnas that they are swimming in fat and oil.
    I love cheerful fathers comment.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Who is cheerful father?

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  27. There is no way I could do that shift sleeping. That's for the young, John!

    ;-)

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    1. Susie..... I need to live in Downton abbey

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    2. I want to sit next to the Dowager Countess at dinner.

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  28. Your dish sounds good! I am on day 10 of TV dinners and canned soup. (DH is working out of town)

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  29. Okay, I want the recipe as well. In my younger years, I would have experimented with it. Now, I just want to get it into the oven and then enjoy.
    For years, whenever I heard a baby crying in church, I would automatically start swaying as if comforting the baby. Still do.

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  30. I would like that recipe even if it is lopsided please.

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  31. Oh I am SURE that lasagna will get you back on the level!!

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  32. Lopsided!!! I, too, feel that way sometimes. Maybe I need your recipe. Looks great.

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  33. I would eat a lasagne made from Russell bloody Crowe. I think you nurses deserve a pay rise of 40%, never mind one! Did you hear that idiot saying that some disabled people are only worth £2 per hour?!

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  34. If you ever want a change from turkey, I recommend a mushroom, lentil and onion lasagne. Will totally tickle your taste buds....

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  35. looks dee-lish, john!

    I use ground turkey in lasagna, sloppy joes, meat sauce over pasta. I even use turkey meatballs for pizza toppings and in marinara sauce over pasta. not as fatty as beef. and if ya don't tell people it's turkey, they will never know the difference!

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    1. Anne Marie, I can taste the difference. I don't mind the taste of ground turkey or chicken, I just prefer the taste of pork or beef in lasagna. And, if you use grass-fed beef, there's no fat to speak of; I got a half a cow from a local farmer sometime back, and as the animal was older, most of the meat was ground. She had been mostly grass fed, and I do not have any fat to drain when I cook it.

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  36. Oh yum....I love stuffing you mad old bat!

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  37. Lovely Hubby suggested we go for a walk last weekend, just us without the dogs ........ "WHY would we do that " was my immediate response. He was quite dismayed that I will walk with the dogs but not with just him, it just wouldn't seem right somehow .... what a waste of a walk.

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  38. Franklin and I are off balance without Harper.

    Love,
    Janie

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  39. John, like many other's I'd like your recipe, only for what turkey you put in....was it ground turkey? I'd use turkey thighs, boneless and sliced.
    My favorite is veal for this dish, pounded thin.

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  40. That lasagne looks great! I haven't had lasagne in ages. You've inspired me to make one! (Well, we'll see -- you've inspired me to THINK about making one, anyway.)

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  41. Bon appetite! Probably been said before but 62 posts...wah...that's brilliant but way too many to read after a long day at work and a few beers in front of TV.

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