Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

Even Rednecks Know It's A Good Thing

It's fitting, really, that the only pictures worth using to show you Martha's Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna are of the prep stages. Fitting, because I never did get to taste the final product.

That's okay, because Red coming up to me and saying "Congratulations, the lasagna was gone by 10pm" is exactly the thing I want to hear. Doesn't do me any good to cook it if they're not going to eat it.

The mushrooms are sauted in butter until soft and then deglazed with Madiera. I got the bottle of Madiera they had in Kroger. I am sure it was not quality Madiera. I think the end results were probably okay. The spinach was sauted in butter and garlic, then set aside to drain. For those keeping track of my screw-ups in the kitchen, please note that getting enough mushrooms and spinach for the mushroom and spinach lasagna? It's a good thing to do. I was spreading a little thin for a four layer lasagna.

DT got his take home portion and said even T liked a little taste, and that she's skeptical of any lasagna without tomato as an ingredient. Gotta tell ya, if you put that much cheese into a sauce, the Heinz family wouldn't miss tomatoes in their lasagna. And if you think I'm kidding, just stop reading and focus on the other prep picture I was able to squeeze off. I actually think this may be the first of many good pictures with the new camera. The real advantage being that I can use a macro setting now, and snap off a dozen versions.

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