Sorry. No pictures, as I deleted a bunch from my phone in a flurry before leaving for our trip to Paris. Trust me. It looked just like a lasagna.
Maureen: Lasagna Night!
Maureen: Though I have to say for the record that this lasagna is different than the ones I usually make.
Maureen: It’s a meat-based lasagna, rather than a vegetable one like I usually make. What do you think?
Andrew (16): Yum. You know I love lasagna.
Nicholas (12): It’s good, but I think I like the other one better.
Andrew: Me too.
Maureen: Does anyone want to guess how long it took me to make the meat sauce?
Tim: No. That sounds like a loaded question to me, so I don’t want to answer.
Maureen: It is a loaded question. It took me four hours to make the meat sauce.
Andrew: Four hours!
Maureen: Indeed. Not four hours at the stove, mind you, but still four hours. As this is neither Thanksgiving nor Christmas, I don’t want to spend four hours making something. It would never live up to that sort of time commitment.
Tim: The sauce is good, but I can’t taste four hours worth of cooking in it.
Maureen: I think we’ll go back to our usual lasagna. This is fine, but not transformative, and given how long it took me to make it, it ought to be transformative.