Wednesday, June 10, 2009

No ordinary lasagna

This is no ordinary lasagna.

What is different about it, you may well ask. It looks fairly normal. A rich, tomatoey meat sauce on the bottom, a layer of bechamel and then some egg lasagne. Repeat and top with a decent sprinkling of Parmesan. Pop in the oven for a good half an hour and serve with a fresh salad and some garlic bread.

I've been fooling you. There is nothing extraordinary about the make-up of this lasagna. It was good. But nothing particularly unusual. What is special about this lasagna was that it was while I was creating it, the flower-sender asked me to marry him.

Some girls dream of elaborate, romantic proposals involving paths of rose petals, beautiful views or expensive meals. Not me. I could think of nothing more perfect than being asked in my favourite place: my kitchen!

Needless to say, after asking 'are you serious?', I did say 'yes'.


Kavey said...

Congratulations! :)

Lucy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is great news, so please excuse the over excited caps-lock and three exclamation marks. I wish you and the flower sender all the very very best :D

Wendy said...


Anonymous said...

Oh, congratulations! Such wonderful news :D

Stephen asked me a few weeks ago in a very similar way (we'd just cooked lamb), it's the only way for food lovers I think!

Lasagne looks good too!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Antonia, of course you will have to serve lasagna at your wedding and for every anniversay now!


Beth (jamandcream) said...


Anne said...

Congratulations!!! x

Judy said...

You'll certainly never eat another lasagna without thinking of that moment! How lovely.
When are you going to plan the wedding menu?
Please share :-)

Abitofafoodie said...

Thanks, Kavey!

Lucy - thank you. Caps-lock is definintely permitted in this circumstance!

Thanks, Wendy.

Kerri - congratulations to you and Stephen. How exciting!

Jane - thank you! Yes, I think you are right. Lasagna every year now.

Thanks, Beth and Anne.

June - thank you. Yes - I'm excited about planning the wedding menu. We've got a whole year to work on it though. Lots of thinking to be done.

Caroline said...

Wow, congratulations!!!

♥Rosie♥ said...

CONGRATULATIONS Antonia & flower sender !!! I am over the moon for the both you :D

Maggie said...

Oh congratulations Antonia.
I knew that there was something in the air when he sent you all of those wonderful flowers!!!