Today is a bit of a strange anniversary, of sorts, for me. I realized as I was cooking my dinner that it's been 8 months since I broke up with my long-time boyfriend. I've heard people say before that it's important to be single for a while and I wholeheartedly agree. In the time that I've been single, I've learned a lot about myself, mainly: what I want to do, eat, watch on tv, etc., when I don't have to think about whether someone else will agree with me. While this has resulted in some pretty bad tv and netflix choices (I will admit, but not mention actual titles!) it's also given me a chance to be extremely productive, like with all the cross-stitch Christmas gifts I did last fall, and a lot of schoolwork that I otherwise might not have made time for.
But time alone also makes you realize a few things you miss about being in a couple. Tonight, that thing was eating lasagne. Lasagne was one of my ex's favorite dinners, and there are a lot of reasons why I like to make it too. It's a whole meal, really, in one dish (I put lots of veggies in). I love baking my dinner - and being able to get all the dishes clean before you actually eat your food. It's a real comfort food. And finally, it makes excellent leftovers.
Pate Terrine, 1 1/2 quart, which the saleslady told me is perfect for "lasagne for 2." Well, these days I'm more in the market for lasagne for 1, I guess, although I still want those amazing leftovers.