Thursday 25th August 2011
Two days later….
Of course the obligatory lasagne. But to be honest, it was a bit of a disappointment. Barely a shadow of its former self. Not only was it a cheap imitation of a bolognese sauce without the mushrooms, I was now put through the humiliation of having to prepare a lasagne without cheese.
Gone was the cottage cheese & crème fraîche mix that I had grown so fond of. Instead it was replaced with a soya milk based white sauce. You couldn’t get any more tasteless. A white sauce at the best of times tastes like it sounds but made with sweet soya milk & a butter substitute, it added a whole new level of boring. I did place a slice of Dutch Edam on the top of one side & a layer of spinach, in the hope that it wouldn’t ruin my family’s day as well.
“I don’t eat much dairy really.” I used to say.
Thinking, Well, I don’t put milk in my coffee nor on my cereal & I don’t eat cheese sandwiches either, therefore I don’t eat much dairy.
Having now had a couple of weeks to adjust my menus to my new dietary requirements, I’ve been made aware that what I thought was ‘cutting down’ on dairy was in fact eating all dairy, bar milk.
As I was making this lasagne the penny finally dropped that I can kiss goodbye to pesto, milk chocolate digestives, pizza, Tartiflette, macaroni cheese, goat’s cheese tarts, baguettes, croissants, lasagne, carbonara, puff pastry, crêpes & Nutella, amongst other more obvious lactose products.
I’m not crying, it could be worse. Just needed to talk. 😉