For the past few weeks, my lovely friend has been sharing her culinary skills with us in Tuesdays with Cory and she has inspired me to cook!
Don't get me wrong, I do cook, but nothing very complicated anymore and certainly nothing to share. Then I was inspired! Comfort foods!
But, what to make?
I decided on lasagna over breakfast with the husband. He had asked for it the day before, but I ignored his request. Since I had the day off, it was hard to ignore the request again, so off to the store we went to get what I needed.
Once at home, I was still on the fence about actually making the lasagna so we watched a movie or two. But, I could no longer put it off and dragged my ass into the kitchen.
As I was prepping the ingredients, a funny thing happened, I remembered how much I loved cooking for my family!
Loving to cook for my family and making lasagna are two very different things. For one, lasagna is very intimidating for me to make. Not sure why that is, but it is.
I also could not find my favorite recipe, so I winged it. The family really wanted to eat dinner.
As the meat was browning and my trusty food processor was processing, time flew by; before I knew it, I was putting it together and dumping on the jarred pasta sauce over the uncooked noodles.
- A box of lasagna noodles (any type, they are all no boil, trust me)
- Two jars of pasta sauce
- 3lbs of Ground Beef
- A package of ground sausage
- One small container of each - ricotta, cottage, and asiago cheese.
- Mozzarella cheese
- Italian herbs/seasoning
- One egg
- Brown the beef and sausage
- Blend together the cheeses, egg, and herbs.
- Using a 2 quart, oblong dish put a splash of sauce in the pan and then a layer of noodles followed by cheese, more sauce, meat, and another layer of noodles. Repeat as needed.
- Covered the pan with foil and baked for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.
- After 50 minutes, remove the foil, cover the top of the lasagna with mozzarella cheese and bake for another 15 - 20 minutes.
Note: if your noodles look a little hard, cover it back up with foil for 15 more minutes in the oven.