Boynton whipped up lasagna Friday night. All cheese, meat, vegetables, pasta and with just the right amount of crispy burntness. No old lard, either. Delish, it was.
The word lasagna comes from the Greek lasanon for chamber pot. Not a particularly tempting thought, is it. "A piss-pot of pasta, please." Doesn't exactly make the mouth water; pass water, more like. But I knew that before dinner, and still wasn't put off bogging in.
It's said lasagne was introduced to England by Richard II. So despite dudding the peasants, sucking up to the Irish and being forced into a forlorn abdication, he's at least got lasagne* going for him. Ironic, really, since he was eventually sent to Pontefract Castle where he was starved to death.
* He also invented the handkerchief. Well, he probably invented the word hankerchief; no doubt snotty rags had been around for some time.