It's possibly the most expensive dinner I've ever cooked as I bought a cast iron baking dish to cook it in and asparagus is out of season so that'll teach me to be a rebel! That aside, it did taste absolutely lovely and I will do it again.
If you're only making one of the dishes from the menu it's a little tricky as there are no timings, so for someone who's not a natural cook it's quite hard. Everything took so long and at one stage I was practically twirling round and round getting pans, baking dishes from various cupboards and ingredients out of the fridge.
The first pan I used was nowhere near big enough for all the lasagne filling so I had to change to a bigger one - add on perhaps a minute for this.
Also there's a bit in the recipe that tells you to add a little water to some cottage cheese - so I had to go and get our emergency water from the larder - add on another extra minute for this.
Oh and why did I need to get our emergency water, you ask. Well Lloyd and I have been pretty ill recently so we decided to get our water tested. Remember we are on rainwater tank water. Well it turns out that we have E Coli. Oh joy. For drinking water the reading of E Coli is supposed to be 0 ours was 50CFU/100 mL. Somewhat on the high side of high! No wonder we've been so sick.
Anyway, I digress.
By this time I was absolutely sweating.
But eventually it was finished, and it actually looked pretty good.
I was cooking all the time, I can't imagine how I could have gone any faster.
So, Jamie's 30 minute meal, guess how long it took me?
An hour and a half.