Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lasagna: I've Conquered Thee!

I have a confession to make: I'm 30 years old, and I've never made lasagna...until now.

For all you vegetarians and kosher people out there, it's cheese lasagna, no meat included.

The reason I never attempted to make this dish in years past is because it intimidated me!
My mom would complain constantly about how long it takes to make lasagna.
She would lament about what a pain in the ass it was to assemble, there were so many layers involved.

Finally, I said to myself, What the hell! I'm going to go for it!

So I looked up a decent recipe, found this one and began the process.

Once I started assembling the ingredients, I felt the fear within me rise:

What if I'm doing this all wrong?
What if my mom was right and this lasagna is going to sabotage me?
The layers! There are so many layers! This is taking forever!

But I progressed onward. 45 minutes later, after the oven timer beeped, I made Wil take out the lasagna. I was too scared to look. Plus, I was afraid I would drop it. I've been so clumsy lately with my pregnant brain, I didn't trust myself.

"Um, is it supposed to look like that?!" He shouted across the apartment.

I started to panic. I ran down the hall and into the kitchen. I hastily removed the foil on top of the lasagna pan and found this:

I breathed a sigh of relief.

"No, that looks about right." I told him.

Me- 1
Lasagna- 0

I win.

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8 comments:

  1. Hahahaha! YAY! I also never make it! One time I did, because I splurged for Chaim, and we even added spinach! It came out ok, but at least it wasn't gross! Howd it taste?

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  2. It came out really well! I love cheese so anything cheese related is a win/win for me! Wil loved it!! He's been begging me to make it for months, years even!

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  3. Yay! It looks delicious. I can't cook anything, I thought dating a cook would be the answer but he never seems to want to cook at home.

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  4. It was so good! And deceptively easy to make! Try that recipe! I also used "no boil noodles" which made it even easier!

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  5. Marc (who generally doesn't consider anything without meat in it a main entree) and Alex love my pesto roasted veggies lasagne. Pan roast veggies in the oven, boil lasagne, make homemade pesto or buy, then layer: lasagne, pesto sauce, ricotta mixed with egg, veggies and parmigianno; repeat until you reach the top of your baking pan. Top with pesto and fresh mozzarella cheese.

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  6. Congrats on conquering the lasagne!

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  7. Thank you Christine! What veggies do use? I want to try your recipe! Because, just like Marc, Wil believes if there is no meat it is not a real meal. That drives me nuts"

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  8. Oh my! This looks amazing. I'll be there in 15 minutes. *grabs car keys, runs out the door*

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