Me vs. Cooking – Tried to Bake Lasagna

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).

This is how it turned out. The top seemed burned a bit but it tasted fine 🙂
Well one of my kids & husband loved it. But Chesca only ate 2 spoons and still didn't want to eat anything for that day...Oh well, it was worth a try.

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 🙂