Lasagna’s been my favorite dish for the longest time. I’d order it in every restaurant that served them. One day, when Chesca began to be a picky eater, I thought maybe she was just sick of the normal rice, soup, and meat we feed her. So I tried making lasagna for her. I went to the grocery and bought lasagna pasta and ground meat. Then I remembered, I still din’t have a recipe to cook lasagna so I didn’t know what other ingredients I needed. Good thing, in the lasagna box, there was a recipe to guide me 🙂
I bought other ingredients we didn’t have at home. But of course there were some cheeses that weren’t available in the grocery store so I just stuck with cheddar and quick melt cheese. Then I also tweaked the recipe a bit coz it had sooo much cheese in it. I added all-purpose cream to lessen cheese in the bechamel sauce. ‘Coz in the recipe it just had 5 cups of milk,butter, flour, A LOT of cheese, and some spices.
For the meat portion of the lasagna, I just put in ground beef, tomato sauce, broccoli, & mushrooms. Pre-heated the oven to 280 degrees. I layered the boiled lasagna pasta into 2 pyrex containers. Layering went like this:
Tomato sauce, pasta, meat mixture, bechamel, grated cheese
Then pasta again, meat, bechamel sauce, grated cheese, then repeat these layers oen more time.
I drizzled tomato sauce on the top layer into a zigzag for a bit of design (so i thought).
What I realized during this experience:
1. It’s quite time consuming to make lasagna with all the preparation.
2. You need to be patient.
3. If you’re a lazy cook, just buy lasagna 🙂