I tend to cook large at the beginning of the week and by the end I ease off a little, due to all the food that still needs eaten.
The lasagna was one of my better ones...made with spinach and homemade sauce from last summer. I added ground sausage to counteract the healthiness of the spinach. It is also one of our better sauces that we've made. We've made some very non-authentic-Italian-red-sauces, BUT we keep trying. Someday I'd like to take a lesson from a real Italian.
And the Boeuf Bourguignon...I thought, "Now seriously, how complicated can even the French make a beef stew?..." Ha! Let's just say I started the process immediately in the morning. One last-minute-visit to the doctor and an errand later, plus the day caring for The People (ie kids), I was just finishing the stew before Hubby got home in the evening! (I should have knownto expect this, when it took me and two of my friends 3 hours of chopping, roux-making, and etc. to complete Lobster Bisque on a New Year's Eve)
And the Irish Soda Bread was made with the generous, helping hand of Strapping Young Lad. I was skeptical of the concept of baking soda bread, but pleasantly surprised with the results. It makes a very hearty, rustic bread. It does require being warmed and buttered well for the best tastiness.
And there it is for another week...