Monday, October 03, 2005

Adventures in Cooking: Lasagna

I had mentioned earlier that I was attempting to practice cooking, and tonight I we made lasagna (I had lots of help, as usual), following this recipe.

  • 1 can of cream of mushroom soup (10-3/4 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 3/4 lbs. ground beef (bought at BJ's; man, did we have lots left over)
  • 1-1/2 cup of spaghetti sauce
  • 4 lasagna noodles (I cooked 8, and have 2 extra)
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (courtesy Peterbird)


In small bowl combine soup and milk; set aside.

Lasagna noodles need to be cooked and drained. Cook, lasagna noodles, cook!

In 3-quart saucepan [whatever] over medium-high heat cook beef until browned, stirring to separate.

Spoon off fat. Now what happens to it?

Stir in spaghetti sauce. Heat through, stirring occasionally.

In 8" square baking dish (you have an imagination for a reason), spoon half the meat mixture ...

... and arrange half the noodles over mixture; trim to fit.

Spoon half the soup mixture over the noodles.

Yar. Pre-lasagna fixin's ahoy.

Repeat layers. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 30 minutes at 400 degrees F or until hot and bubbling.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Feed to husband. (Optional.)

Successful recipe. I don't know how people do this with children and without help, though.

P.S. Delightfully toothsome when reheated.


Blogger Huw Raphael said...

This sounds like a tasty meal!

No-boil lasagne noodles from Barilla (some other companies also make them) rocks for the boiling problem... and they have a perfectly wonderful recipe on the back of the package.

Mon Oct 03, 06:46:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Philippa said...

That does sound good! Yum! And since I can't eat ricotta cheese, this is a viable alternative for me. I'm gonna have to try this.

Good for you Magda. Practice makes perfect.

Mon Oct 03, 10:07:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Xenia Kathryn said...

Great recipe-- now lasagna doesn't look so intimidating. And you're photos are a helpful and fun addition :) We don't get to see you eat your lasagna?

Mon Oct 03, 11:16:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Mimi said...

I like the photo touch too!

I'm glad it was good. I had lasagne last night too!

Tue Oct 04, 12:25:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Xenia Kathryn said...

(Oh, and the husband with one hand on a computer mouse and the other holding a plate of food--VERY familiar :D)

Wed Oct 05, 02:15:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Lissa said...

Mmmm... lasagna! Regarding your question about how people with kids and no help cook: When my moms makes something a bit more time-consuming such as lasagna, she makes two recipies and freezes one uncooked. It doesn't take that much longer to double the recipie, and then she has another meal already prepared for another day.

Fri Oct 07, 10:34:00 AM CDT  

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