I will only do the grocery shopping once a week, mainly because I hate shopping for food and we try and live within a budget. So I find I often have to 'make do'.
So this is what I did. I raided the pantry and fridge to see what's available, then I waited until I got some divine inspiration. Once that happened this is what I came up with.
Vegetable & Meat Lasagne with Home Made Pasta
First I made the pasta, and luckily I had enough eggs. It takes three egg yolks and two eggs.
My recipe makes heaps of pasta and it can be frozen for next time, so no waste. It's also so easy to cut and get it to fit the dish so much better than the pre-cooked stuff. Yuk! If you've never made your own pasta you should. You will NEVER go back to the pre-cooked stuff.
One of the layers is roast pumpkin with a sprinkle of ginger. This is all the pumpkin I had, better than nothing!
Another layer is onion, chopped mushrooms and sour cream with nutmeg. I could eat this on it's own.
Then the main part, the meat sauce. I added lots of carrot, celery, onion, garam marsala, garlic and mince meat to this pot. If you want a meatless dish, just leave out the meat. Once the meat was cooked, I put the other bits and pieces in with a tin of diced tomatoes and tomato puree. I just used enough to give a rich but not too runny texture.
Pop it into the oven, keep an eye on it until the top has browned and Bob's your uncle. All done.
The longest part was resting the pasta dough in the fridge for three hours before rolling it out and then putting the layers together. As we all know, this dish will be even better tomorrow evening but tonight is the night.