Cooking and food

Well, it’s better than talking about the weather. Which is beautiful, btw.

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to try to make lasagna. Lisa sent me a link to this recipe. I made it and it was AMAZING. So good. I fell in love with it. The only thing I did differently was to use shredded mozzarella and hot Italian sausage, which Wil is a huge fan of, instead of breakfast sausage.

I was pretty pleased with myself. We ate on that lasagna for 3 days. When it was gone, I missed it. I dreamt of the next time I’d get to eat it. Low and behold we had a house guest the following week. So I made it again. This time, I followed the recipe and used sliced mozzarella cheese. The result was awful. I’ve never been so sad about anything I’ve cooked. I was so looking forward to it. The problem is, she talks about how simple and generic all her ingredients are. Nothing fancy. I took that too literally and used some Kraft Mozzarella slices. Basically, it was like making lasagna with white American cheese. Overly gooey, overly salty and not good. Very bad. It was thrown away.

Since I was so sad, I thought I would give it one more try yesterday to cheer myself up. Perhaps I am slightly obsessed with eating this lasagna right now. Once again, success! Using shredded mozzarella.

So, that’s my lasagna story. I wanted to post the link to the recipe, in case anyone is interested.


5 thoughts on “Well, it’s better than talking about the weather. Which is beautiful, btw.

  1. Lisa says:

    I just made that lasagna for Easter. It’s so simple and so perfect and so yum. The spicey sausage really makes it and it doesn’t even taste spicey.
    My only deviations from the printed recipe are that I use the shredded cheese and don’t add any salt. I seem to be getting more sensitive to salt in my old age and rarely add it to anyting except potatoes.
    Did you check out the rest of her blog? I want to go to her ranch and be her best friend.

  2. One day last week I turned unbreaded fish fillets into paste. I’m not sure what I did (so I fear I’ll do it again) but the fish was paste-like enough I was afraid to eat it.

  3. I too made a lasagna for Easter. For my partner’s folks.They like (are) New Jersey Italian. It had 3 different meat (pork, veal, beef) cooked down at least 3 hours. It was actually very delicate with a Bechamel sauce.
    You’re funny. Good tempo and eye, or I mean ear. Keep writing. You remind me that big things grow out of little things.

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