Saturday, 6 March 2021

Lasagne Therapy

 


I’ve been a bit “ out of sorts “ this past week. I know I have and I’m sick of being up and down like the proverbial whores’ knickers ......
I fell asleep in my office covered in dogs and cat yesterday afternoon only to wake in the dark of the evening, disorientated and heady...
I even missed the Big Gay Quiz which usually bucks me up with an overdose of camp one liners.
Subsequently I didn’t sleep and spent too long and too much energy on a french zombie movie called 
The Night Eats The World.



The film had its “ hero” locked inside his Parisian apartment for much of the plot where he slowly went a bit unhinged as the zombie hoards surrounded him.....a untimely metaphor for lockdown I guess.

The constant bickering in the household has had its effect too as had my subsequent move to a new role in the community at work. A move which will mean less unsocial hour pay.......pay that I need but the new role ( overseeing hospice care given at home ) is a challenge that will be good for me .

So bra straps hiked to their shortest twang, it’s onwards and upwards today.
The cottage window ps are wide open even though it’s only 6 degrees outside and I am cooking like a demon.
I made cauliflower soup this morning and will pop it to Ralph’s wife when it has cooled, and am in the middle of constructing a massive lasagne  from scratch which my bubble friend Ruth and I will demolish a bit later.
It’s as low fat as you can make a giant lasagne and I am serving it with a Spanish salad and a crisp white Campo Viejo the wine the Santa Maria always served in Sitges.
We will watch that drag queen film later which is the best recipe for a light mood since I last dreamt than Russell Crowe was my boyfriend at my sisters wedding! ...now that WAS A CRACKING DREAM!!



The giant final lasagne




47 comments:

  1. A morning in the kitchen sounds like fun. Home hospice care, makes such a difference in people living and dying the way they want, thank you for doing it.

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  2. If the twang is at it's shortest it's time for a new brassiere x

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    1. Now he’s the expert !

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    2. With tits the size of mine I've learned to be x

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    3. Unfortunately I have 2 fried eggs only x

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  3. ummmmmmmmmm, lasagna!

    my late FIL had home hospice care in 2005; some of the nicest kindest people around. they really helped my MIL too.

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful day! Enjoy!

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  5. Time in the kitchen with windows wide open, yes please ! Sounds so good.

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  6. That's an excellent-looking lasagna! I've been cranky this week too. Lockdown fatigue, maybe?

    You asked where we are in "The Walking Dead" -- we're on the third season. The group is still living in the prison and the governor just attacked them.

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  7. I think when one lives alone, even with pets, it's sometimes difficult not to feel "out of sorts" especially with the current situation. We're back into an "orange zone" with schools closed again and limited movement. It's extremely tedious and irksome and doesn't seem to be making much difference. I know governments are trying their best (hopefully) but days can be long.. I hope you have a good weekend, keep safe & "buon appetito". Ro xxx

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    1. The lasagne is smelling lovely...I’m working Sunday x

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  8. Overseeing home hospice sounds like a good career move and you are so well qualified. That pay issue, again! Can you negotiate a pay increase in 30-60 days? I'm a big fan of pay for performance. We all know your performance is stellar. That lasagna is to die for! Enough for a small army.

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    1. Historically hospice pay is always lower than the nhs x

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  9. can one ever have too much lasagna? i never seem to have trouble pawning mine off on others.

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  10. John Ioften feel 'out of sorts' = as rosemarie above says - it is easy to sink into this feeling when one lives alone. I don't know the answer really - a good night's sleep often does the trick - and that lasagne and good company will certainly help. Enjoy your food, wine and company. x

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  11. I remember watching my Italian godmother busily making lasagne and she scattered lots of little meatballs onto the layers x

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  12. I could just eat a lasagne right now. With chips. No, you're right, a salad is much healthier. Chips on the side maybe? Okay, no chips.

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  13. SpikesBestMate5:52 pm

    We are having lasagne tonight! As I type Hubby is doing something to a lettuce - I can hear chopping noises. What makes your salad Spanish?

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  14. Your lasagne sounds much better than my liver and bacon casserole!

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  15. I am pondering what to have for our supper tonight and I'm just not coming up with good ideas. Sometimes it seems like I have cooked everything I know how to cook and I'm just...a little weary of coming up with ideas. I don't mind the cooking, it's the decision of what to make.
    I think your move into the community for home hospice will be good for you.

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  16. Barbara Anne6:31 pm

    I imagine one thing that has niggled at your spirit is dear Ralph's unexpected death. You deal with patients lingering for a while so all of those deaths are expected.
    Of course these days it could just be all the things we have to consider have worn you down: masks, proper distance, singing on your own, the long commute, being careful not to hit the goats with Bluebell, and so on. It makes missing the quiz last night extra annoying.
    Hang in there, dear friend. We're right there with you!
    As for the lasagna, methinks there will be delicious leftovers to keep or to share.

    Hugs!

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  17. Comforting lasagna just the job x

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  18. Leftover lasagne is delicious, too!

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  19. I made lasagne for himself this week. It seemed to hit the spot.
    Don't tighten those bra straps too much. The twang when they snap is painful.
    And good luck with the sideways shift at work. I hope it works out for you (and that you can negotiate a pay rise).

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  20. I hope the lasagne and good company has hit the spot and you feel more like yourself. These are strange times and without the usual social contact, things can overwhelm us more than usual. Hang in there, we're getting to the beginning of the end of this. xx

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  21. That lasagna looks so good I can almost smell it! Enjoy your evening!

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  22. Lasagne seems to be a nearly universal "comfort food" and that looks wonderful. I can't eat tomatoes, so I've developed a lasagne with cream sauce, spinach and feta and whatever else I spy, and it makes a pretty good substitute.

    I was disgusted to read that the NHS had been offered a 1% pay rise, after all those poor nurses have done in the last year!! Meanwhile Boris wants extra money to redecorate Downing Street! Beyond belief!!

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  23. Enjoy! What is a Spanish salad? -Jenn

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  24. Did you make your own sauces too? The best bit of lasagne is the homemade sauces. I love a good cook and bake session, unable to enjoy this at moment due to next doors constant hammer drilling. Hopefully when it ends i shall return. Till then its Sainsburies donuts lol.

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  25. So, that lasagna... What's that 4 servings? 6? SG and I used to quarter a pan. Not anymore!

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  26. Lasagne for breakfast, too, methinks. You could do a lot worse.
    Onwards and upwards - a goof rallying cry!

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  27. Bubble schmubble , scooch over, I'm gonna tuck in.

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  28. A friend and lasagna sounds like just the thing for feeling out of sorts! We're having pork chops with homemade barbeque sauce and mashed potatoes for dinner tonight. Mashed potatoes are great comfort food.

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  29. My oldest son was making Lasagne last night too. He also sent a picture; the two look like twins!

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  30. I love Italian food. Just the look at the ingredients in that top picture before anything's actually made had my mouth watering.

    About the dream. I get the Russel Crowe part, but why exactly at your sister's wedding? Hoping to catch the garter (or bouquet)?

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  31. That looks as good as you sound.

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  32. I can think of nothing more satisfying at the moment than a lasagne.

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  33. Catching up with your Post and since you felt out of sorts just before the Fainting incident, perhaps it was a precursor that something was going to happen with your health... take care, get it checked out if it continues.

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