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|Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:45 pm
Post subject: Happy Easter!! What is on today's menu?
|We have most of the family here today.
Bagels and cream cheese for lunch. Supper will be stuffed shells that my niece made.
Ummm, and my lasagna. Here is my special recipe...
Donna's Diet Lasagna...cause once you taste it, you lose your appetite
Grab a thing of hamburger meat out of the freezer and let it thaw in your frig overnight. Realize in the morning that you used the wrong one (too small) and it isn't defrosted anyway. Good thing we have a microwave.
Start cooking a box of lasagna. Toss the box away without looking at the cooking times.
Brown the hamburger, drain it, and put it in a bowl with sauce.
Take 2 pounds of ricotta cheese and put it in a bowl. Add 2 eggs and as much mozzarella and parmesan cheese as will fit without spilling.
Put sauce in the bottom of lasagna pans (you are making 2), and then add a layer of lasagna noodles. Ignore the directions to overlap the noodles until you are 3 layers into it. Then, it dawns on you that not overlapping the lasagna noodles is probably why your lasagna falls apart when people serve themselves.
Curse yourself for not grabbing the large package of hamburger, and grab it from the freezer and start defrosting it. You have already run out of meat, after 1 1/2 layers of meat.
Repeat making the ricotta cheese mixture, since you ran out of that too. Good thing you bought a lot of it.
Realize suddenly that you can't make 2 lasagnas unless you cook 9 more lasagna noodles, but you only have 1 large pot, and you still need to layer the ones you have. Put the rest of the box of lasagna noodles in the cabinet, which will mess you up next time you attempt this, since there isn't enough left to make a lasagna.
Finish cooking the meat, realizing that they were crazy with the original recipe which called for 1 pound of meat per lasagna, as you are using 4 pounds already, and are digging in the freezer, without success, to see if you can find another package.
After the lasagna is done, pour the rest of the sauce on top of it. It isn't enough sauce, of course. Good thing you still have more sauce, since you bought 5 jars of it, just in case.
Wait until company is gone to announce that you made lasagna...for their own protection.
Last edited by PrincessLucy on Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:35 pm; edited 1 time in total