Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Here we go again...

In the aftermath of your visit, I am moving slowly, as if I'm swimming underwater. I had hoped to see you because I am selfish, but now I wish you hadn't come...I am no longer a source of protection for you, but a source of pain.
- Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult

It was Dad's birthday last weekend so that called for a little celebration. And what do all celebrations need to have? Good food!

For dinner I made a vegetable and lentil lasagna with whatever I could find in the kitchen. I haven't made (or eaten) lasagna since I last was living at home and this made me wonder why since it was so simple and quick...plus it freezes really well for leftovers.

Instead of cake I opted for one of my favourite recipes,
Celine's Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie. I couldn't find the recipe on her website any more but luckily I had a copy stowed away. This time though, I made Chocolate Almond Butter Pie with a chocolate crust.

So delicious! We all went back for seconds even though we knew we were well and truly full. It's so rich I don't know how we even managed it but life is too short to waste good pie!

On another note, I moved into my new flat on Friday so you can expect to see some decent food coming out of my kitchen shortly!


  1. Oh wow. Both the pie and lasagne look so amazing! I wish I had a slice of each right now =P

  2. That pie looks so great. And I could go a piece of that lasagna too. What is on the top layer?

  3. It's a layer of pasta, then a layer of thinly sliced baked potato topped with a mixture of lentil, onion, carrot, mushroom, and tomato. Then there's another layer of pasta with a small amount of white sauce topped again with baked potato and the lentil mix. Then the top is another layer of pasta covered in white sauce, sheese and pumpkin seeds.

  4. oops, did I accidentally remove the recipe from the site? would you mind sending a copy my way so that I can see which one it is and put it back on? sorry about that, I sucketh.
    happy belated birthday to your dad, the lasagna is calling my name!