Sunday, September 7

cooking up a storm

Yesterday afternoon, I made cheese! Actually 2 kinds of cheese--fresh mozzarella and ricotta. A friend of mine tried this a while ago and it turned out great for him, so I couldn't resist--I just had to try it myself.

So, I was wondering what to do with all of the cheese. The cheese book had a recipe for lasagna, so that seemed like a good idea. But, I figured if I was going to have this great, home-made cheese, I couldn't just go out and buy sauce, so I made my mom's sauce recipe this afternoon and then assembled a lasagna with all of my freshly made ingredients this evening. We'll have it for supper tomorrow. I also tried out a bread recipe that used whey (a product of the cheese-making process). It was pretty good. We had it for supper last night with some salami, cheese, and olives. Nice. I also froze a loaf to be consumed at a later time.

Oh. The reason I was able to do all of this is that we didn't go on the Dog Run yesterday because Brian had to work. And, today, Brian and Jake went to a Steelers game today so I had a free day to myself.

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