Sunday, January 18, 2009

Yay! Adam is home!

Adam was in Paris for the past week for his company's annual thingy. As they would actually be 30 min outside of the city the whole time, and he would be in meetings all day, and we are planning a wedding and a summer trip to the Wild West (Wyoming) to boot, we decided my accompanying him was unnecessary. However, I did ask him to bring me one thing, a snack I greatly enjoyed during my Backroads trip a few years ago in Provence:



TAILLEFINES PRUNEAUX!!! I loved these snacks, a sort of oversized Fig Newton but with prune filling, when I was there in 2006, and he actually went to several stores until he found the right thing with the right filling. Score!

Best. Fiancé. Ever.

On the way home from the airport (yes, I picked him up; I'm not such a slouch myself) Adam announced he wanted to make a lasagna, but we didn't have any homemade sauce and it's really best with homemade, so we stopped and bought the fixins for all of it and when we got home he got started. He just got home from a week in Paris and he wanted to cook. How cool is that? Anyway, I have a good sauce recipe and my mom's recipe for lasagna, so he used those. Here's the sauce:



It came out fantastic. So then after he made the sauce, we made the lasagna together using the sauce:



It was superb. And now we have tons of leftovers!

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As an appendix, here are pictures of the roast from New Year's Eve, sadly overdue, but better late than never. This was a pork loin crown roast with a fruit stuffing that very nicely complimented the pork. I will leave it to Adam to provide more details in the comments, if he wishes.

Here's an artsy shot of little crowns (which then were all removed because they were made of paper and Adam felt sure they would simply catch fire in the oven. :)



The roast prior to going into the oven:



And last but certainly never least, the happy chef with his gorgeous roast:


 

1 comment:

Tammy said...

Fell like sharing both of the recipes 1- the sauce and 2- the lasagna?