On Saturday after the auction we went with Curt to the European Market in Lincoln. They have so many weird and wonderful things there I wanted to spend a long time reading labels, but the boys were getting bored, so I grabbed some things and we checked out. I was intrigued by these super-long noodles with ruffled edges, and once Lloyd said, “You could make a tiny lasagna with them”, I knew they must be mine. Here’s some of the haul. (Not the tin.)
Warning: Those are not pickles. They are marinated squash, or ‘pumpkin melon’ as it translates, and they are gross.
We got home and I set to work. I happened to have the licorice tin, and once the lid was removed, I boiled some noodles and assembly began.
I would like the record to show that while I was goofing around making this ridiculous thing, it was actually time to make a real dinner and I forgot all about feeding us. Lloyd had a sandwich, and I ate the rest of the noodles (since I only needed one but boiled several) with Italian dressing (all praise its delicious name).
Assemble, assemble. Bake, bake (for longer than you’d think).
It was so cute! But you know – that first piece is always so difficult to get out of the pan….
I know it’s silly, but I’m glad I did it.