Monday, November 12, 2007

Dinner: Lasagna!

Lasagna. To me that means good food, good for left-overs, great for cold nights. This is exactly what I wanted to make last night. By now you know that I usually don't cook using recipes; this was not going to be an exception. I bought a box of lasagna noodles, ground beef, pasta sauce, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and lucked out on super cheap yellow and red peppers.

Cook ground beef with an onion and some spices. Mix with tomato sauce and layer on top of pre-cooked lasagna noodles (make sure to cook them a few minutes short of what you'd normally do for pasta you'd eat right away).

On top of the ground beef mixture, layer roasted peppers.
Top off with ricotta cheese mixture (ricotta cheese, an egg, some fresh thyme) and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Repeat with lasagna noodles, ground beef, peppers, etc. The top two layers are ricotta cheese mixture and mozzarella. Bake in an oven for 30-40 min at 350 degrees (Note: I put the Pyrex container on top of a cookie sheet in case there would be some bubblilng over (there was!)).
Her is the final product. It was really hard to wait 10-15 minutes to cut into lasagna after I took it out of the oven (you wait so that everything settles in). It was still a bit soupy, but oh my gosh, it was SO good! Can't wait to have leftovers for lunch today.

Things to think about: you can make this with ground turkey or chicken or no meat at all. You can use any other vegetables (zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, etc). You can use any other type of cheese you like. This is really just a template to follow.

1 comment:

s.j.simon said...

:) did you know how cheese was invented? It wasnt necessity, it was an accident, read this