05 March 2008

better late than never...

i know it's barely wednesday any longer, but at least i made it this week. plus, today's dish tastes fine on thursday too! ;-) why so late you might wonder...now that everyone's in fine form again, we've been playing catch up with neglected work (we are officially caught up!) & some new projects are underway. this week we have finally begun a long-awaited bathroom remodel. the first step is demolition of the old stuff.
you want to talk about high time in boyworld, baby...that's it! it safe to say that tonight everyone learned a little something new...for example, how to deconstruct the plumbing without causing a flood...what exactly lies behind the mysterious bathtub wall...& how to properly wield a crow bar to achieve maximum removal of old object without harming things that will remain. all in all...a very productive evening!
needless to say, all this manual labor brings on a hearty appetite & so tonight for what's cooking wednesday it was a...
cheesy pasta bake
cook 8 oz. pasta (i like whole wheat shells for this) & drain
melt 1/4 c. butter on low then stir in 4 T. flour til mixed well...add 2 c. milk & continue to stir until bechamel sauce is thickened...turn off heat & add nutmeg, salt & pepper to taste
add cooked pasta, 1/2 c. gruyere grated & 1/4 c. parmesan grated to bechamel sauce...mix well then place in a casserole dish
add a layer of gruyere & parmesan to top of dish...sprinkle with oregano
bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes

4 comments:

Cherrye said...

Uh, YUM! And, good luck on the bathroom...we are building a new house, too, but at least we aren't living in it! :-)

bleeding espresso said...

Oh this is a great rainy day dish--and it just happens to be raining here today...hmm....

Yes, best of luck on that bathroom. Like you, I'll be *in* the house when it's being redone. Feel free to pass on wisdom ;)

Britt-Arnhild said...

Mmmm, pasts and cheese. It never fails.

qualcosa di bello said...

cherrye & sognatrice...see 3/7 post!

britt-arnhild...that is the truth!