Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Vegetarian Lasagna (kind of)

Pasta (bows, noodles, lasagna sheets, whatever)
Plain flour
Cheese (grated)
Any vegetables you have lying around.

1. Put the pasta on to boil, cook until al dente, leave sitting in the strainer.
2. Make up batches of Vegetable Stuff. Some ideas:
* Frozen or fresh spinach, fried with garlic.
* Carrots and broccoli, cut into smallish pieces and fried with garlic/onion/mixed herbs.
* Baked sweet potato.
* Roast red capsicum, then chop and fry with chopped tomato, tomato paste, chilli paste, etc to make a salsa.
3. Grease a baking dish, and put in layers of pasta and Vegetable Stuff.
4. Top with bechamel sauce:
* Melt about half a cup of butter in a pot,
* Add a teaspoon of flour at a time, stirring well,
* Allow to brown a little, then add milk (about 2 cups),
* Add in around two cups of cheese, and plenty of cracked pepper,
* Stir until it thickens.
5. Bake for around half an hour at about 200C.