Saturday, April 08, 2006

Lazy Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those foods with a "mystique!" One of those foods I've always believed best eaten in a restaurant, or bought from the freezer department. I have these nightmarish memories of trying to cook the large flat pasta and then somehow layering them into an inedible mush. I had heard rumors that you don't have to pre-cook the pasta, but I took the easy way out and just didn't buy any.

When I came back home after visiting my parents this summer, I discovered that my husband bought a box of lasagna pasta. Months went by, and it stayed in the closet. A couple of weeks ago, I did an experiment. I spread a layer on the bottom of a pan, then put some chopped meat and flavoring and tomato sauce and then another layer of the pasta and baked it. Well, I didn't cover it, so the top was brown, like roasted cardboard, but otherwise ok.

On Friday I tried again, since I wanted to finish the pasta before the Passover Holiday, when I can't have any in the house.

Again, I put a layer on the bottom of a pan.
Then I spread some cottage cheese.
Then I layered sliced onions.
Then slices of yellow cheese.
Topped it off with another layer of the pasta.
Since I had lots of ketchup left, I poured lots on top,
Added a few cups of water.
Covered it all with foil and baked in a medium oven.

Should I keep you in suspense?

It was a success. Everyone loved it, taking more and more slices. It's real easy to make, so I call it "Lazy Lasagna !"


~ Sarah ~ said...

well done! :)
lasagne yum... it's one of my favourite meals and when I do make it, i make a huge lot and freeze it in smaller portions so then i can just warm it up when I want and i know it's gonna be excellent :)

muse said...

Not enough was left over, and it was too close to Pesach, but I'll remember that.