Saturday, October 10, 2009
Lasagna twa kwizin
Tonight was one of those awesome “this doesn’t happen in my normal life” experiences. It was a crazy day. Class in the morning, helping with the little kids’ meal program and play time around 2 pm, then cleanup hour with 24 LCS kids from 3:30 to 5, then it was time to start making dinner. Monday night is lasagna night, and my cooking team and I have a lasagna factory that’s a pretty well oiled machine. But we were getting a late start, and I knew the water would take forever to boil on our little stove top, so I knew we would never have dinner on the table by six. Then we discovered that we didn’t have any gas for the stove in our kitchen. Normally we’d just use the school cafeteria kitchen in that situation, but there’s actually no stove in there. Everything they make for the kids is made on burners in giant pots. So …. We prepped the sauce in our kitchen. Boiled the water for the pasta in the Moynihans’ kitchen across the street, made the sauce in the school kitchen (because the stove at the Moynihans wouldn’t be big enough for two big pots of water and a big pot for making sauce.) One person watched the water and cooked the pasta while three others made the sauce. Then we walked it all across the street to put it all together and bake in the Moynihans’ oven. In the end we were only thirty minutes late and 30 people enjoyed 4 lasagnas and a side of leftover rice from Saturday. Three Kitchen Lasagna was an unexpected success.