It all began 2 days ago, I have these 2 frozen bags of finely chopped spinach and I don’t know what to do with them. (Initially, I bought them to make baked penne for my friend’s bachelorette surprise party)
I tried to make a spinach pasta sauce out of it. I first melted some butter in a pan, then added flour, mixed them and poured milk and mixed them again. Then I added in the spinach.
(From what I’ve Googled, most of the people recommend to squeeze-dry the spinach after thawing).
Then I seasoned it with salt – pepper was out of stock :p
It didn’t taste that good. But I didn’t throw it. I kept it in the fridge. So yesterday, after eating sushi at Sushi Planet with Shasha and Dila, I went to the supermarket to buy some cheese (mozzarella) but then I saw the blue cheese and thought of making blue cheese and spinach rigatoni. Then at the pasta section, at first I took the rigatoni box, but then changed my mind and took lasagna instead. Talk about indecisive!
And of course I bought the pepper. Most. Important. Seasoning!
When I got back home, I Googled sooo many recipes because I couldn’t find the exact recipe to cook “blue cheese-spinach-prawn lasagna” so I kind of combined a few recipes to make this lasagna.
This is how I made the lasagna sauce.
- Melt butter in a pan
- Add milk
- Add the blue cheese (crumbled or diced)
- Add salt and pepper
- Add the spinach ‘paste’ (the one I’ve prepared the day before, and the one that didn’t taste good)
- Add mozzarella
- Add prawn
- Cook and mix well
For first timers, this is kind of helpful. You can see how the thickness of the sauce should be:
To make the lasagna, I simply used the no-precooking-required-lasagna and I just layered the sauce, shredded mozzarella and the pasta alternately and baked it at 220°C for 20 minutes. And voila!
Did all these helped to de-stress myself? It did. Partially. ‘Cause I still have the hangover of feeling depressed. Let’s get some SSRI, SNRI, TCA or MAOI y’all!
I thought being 23 is fun. Probably it’s just how I handle myself. And how I look at things. *Sigh* Gotta change my perspective from now on. My perspective on just…everything.
p/s: SSRI, SNRI, TCA and MAOI are groups of antidepressant drugs. I just had my second semester pharmacology oral exam, by the way (which covered drugs for cardiovascular system and central nervous system, thus the antidepressant drugs). And I passed it alhamdulillah.