Monday, January 19, 2009

Solve for M

Solve for M when (X + A + B + Z + 10i)/P = 4M and X = ricotta that you do not own, A = A half bag of shredded mozarella, B = Beef, Z = zucchini, and i = various assorted other ingredients, approximately 10 in number, P is for pasta in the form of uncooked lasagna noodles, which divides up the layers, and M equals M! for the resultant lasagna, hopefully mulitplied by 4, the number of people in the house, which would equate to 4M, aka Mmmm.

Show your work.

Preheat the oven to 375F.

Add B (ground beef) and 3i (olive oil, chopped onions, and diced garlic clove) to a good sized pot. Brown B = (B+3i)

Add 3i (6 small diced tomatos x 1 cup white wine x various herbs, like oregano, parsley, thyme, basil, salt and pepper) and Z to (B+3i) in pot = Z+ 3i + (B+3i). Simmer for 10-15 minutes = (BZ +6i)

In medium bowl, add A (approx. 1.5 cups mozzarella) + 4i (2 eggs x 4 tbsp sour cream x .5 cup parmesan x .5 cup cheddar) = (A + 4i)

Take casserole dish or lasagna pan (at least 13"x9") and spread some of (BZ+6i) on the bottom, divide by P. Add more (BZ+6i) plus half of (A + 4i) ... or (A + 4i)/2.

Divide by P again, and then [ (BZ+6i) + (A + 4i)] .

Divide by P one more time, add the remaining (BZ+6i), and top with a handful of A and a sprinkle of i (when i = parmesan).

Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. btw. it might be good to have disposable aluminum cookie sheets lining your oven floor, with my math, there tend to be a lot of run-away remainders. A pair of these cookie sheets will last 6 months or so and it is easier/less toxic to use them than having to clean with oven cleaner - blech!

Remove foil and brown (A + i) for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.

While waiting, get eraser and remove X from the original formula.

Serve. Find M.

For those who have issues with the details in my math, let me explain my philosophy:

btw... does anyone else have a Firefox browser, or maybe it is a blogger thing, that has an identity crisis?? I stay logged in most of the time, I do not have this trouble with any other website or application, just my blog.. when I come to it using Firefox...even linking from my own, signed in dashboard page, it will insist that it is French. Not the blog itself, but the links at the top "Rechercher le blog", etc. I set the language options everywhere I find language options... google and my browser.... but it keeps switching back. Hard-headed, confounded, contrary, contraption!


Simple Answer said...

Can you get ricotta? Every once in a while you can find it here. I briefly entertained the idea of making my own, but it would require the miracle your cartoon spoke of to turn out!

Blogger speaks to me in Arabic, Yahoo in Dutch. ????

Lloyd said...

Made me feel very hungry!

I use Firefox and haven't had any problems with Blogger. Sorry.

Connie said...

We can usually get ricotta at the commissary. I don't always remember to when I want to use it though, and I don't go during the week. I reeeeaally wanted something made with lasagna noodles, and this turned out very good.

I don't understand the language confusion. I set it, but I guess it must reset during updates or something. Funny thing is, my laptop always resets to French, and the desktop resets to Arabic. They have such strong personalities ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hello, Is Brian your son or daughter? Sorry its just hard to tell with the long hair.

Connie said...

Anon. Brian is a common boy's name - at least in English. Brianna or Brynneth are some feminine forms of the same name.

rachaelgking said...

I WISH I could use Firefox. I'm stuck with Explorer here at work. Not that I read blogs at work...

Anonymous said...

I get the messed up languages, too. Spanish vs. English . . . and now Firefox won`t remember my passwords even though I click on the "remember" button. :P Grrr.

Oh, and Google? Keeps changing to the Guatemalan version so all my search results come back confused and in Spanish.