Wednesday, September 14, 2011



Did you know I am one-quarter Italian? I'm no Snooki, but I do really like that part of my heritage. We've already touched on how I was a picky eater as a child, but once I learned what I was missing out on, I changed my tune and started the enjoying homemade pasta, meatballs and ravioli at holidays like the rest of the smart adults. I also assume that's why I think the only food groups are Chianti, cheese, carbs and chocolate.

I also like to think that's why I could eat this lasagna every day for the rest of my life and be happy as a clam.

On Monday, I asked Chef Jennie for a recipe for something I could make and nibble on all week. She quickly rattled off from memory the recipe for that Taste of Home lasagna. Lasagna intimidated me a little bit because I had never attempted to make it before. But, I ran to the grocery store that night after the gym, and much later (10:30 pm), I had dinner:
Now I know what you are thinking: could she have used any more cheese? that looks like every other lasagna I've ever seen! BUT IT'S NOT. There is a secret ingredient (at least I think) in the sauce: dry onion soup mix. BAM. It will make it a little saltier than you might expect, but the flavor is unbelievable!

I wanted to dive in head-first and never, ever come up for air. Death by lasagna, just like Garfield the Cat always wanted. Okay, don't go that far, but try it and see for yourself.

PS - No-boil, oven-ready noodles? WHO KNEW!
PPS - Chef Jennie's recipe, v. the Taste of Home recipe, calls for one extra, smaller 8 oz. can of tomato sauce in addition to what is listed.

1 comment:

  1. The no boil noodles are one of the best inventions ever.


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