Monday, December 8, 2008

Lasagna

So it's 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon and I don't know what to cook for dinner. I don't even know what groceries are in the house that I could use for dinner. All in all - I wasn't doing so well with my meal planning and my grocery list this weekend. Oh well. So I was contemplating being bad and just ordering pizza when my husband called me from the grocery store, asking if I'd mind making lasagna tonight - he'd pick up everything we'd need, and what else did I want, since he couldn't find the grocery list. YAY! So I'm feeling pretty thrilled with my marriage right now, and I didn't have to agonize over dinner. Hooray.

Though I do tend to be a lasagna snob - my Gramma makes the best lasagna in the entire world and it's her recipe that I usually use - I figured that there wouldn't be any harm in making a lasagna from jar sauce and other "I don't have time" ingredients. So this is what I threw together....




The Ingredients:
12 to 15 lasanga noodles - cooked and drained.
1 lb ground beef - browned and drained of fat.
3 lbs (48 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1 lb (16 oz) riccota cheese
2 cups grated mozarella cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup grated parmesean cheese
3 Tbps parsely flakes
1 cup grated mozarella cheese (to be added on top, not mixed with eggs etc)


The Instructions:
Pour a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9'' x 13'' baking dish. Mix the rest of the sauce and the browned ground beef together. In a separate bowl, mix the riccota cheese, the mozarella cheese, the eggs, and the parsely. In the baking dish, cover the sauce with 4-5 lasagna noodles. Then spread half of the cheese mixture on the noodles. Follow with half of the sauce mixture. Then put 4-5 more noodles on, then the remaining cheese mixture, the remaining sauce mixture, and another layer of noodles. Top with the 1 cup of grated mozarella cheese. Then sprinkle liberally with parmesean cheese. And of course - when your husband looks at the lasagna and asks why you didn't put cheddar cheese on it, sprinkle top with lots of grated cheese to make him happy. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in a 350*F oven for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes to help the lasagna set up. Enjoy!

The results:
yummy. Not the same as Gramma's and not as good, but definately a very tasty dinner for a cold Sunday evening. Both my husband and Friend Mark thought it was delicious and both men stuffed themselves full of my lasagna. Dinner was saved. The end.

2 comments:

Mrs. Potts said...

I bet it was so yummy! You just can't go wrong with lasagna. :)

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