It’s been quite a while since my last update, took a break during January as I had managed to complete a year of blogs. I can honestly say that I did not originally expect to actually complete my goal of a year. Now here we are, in a new year and ready to go again.
I went to Mexico with my mother for a week in January, it was an awesome vacation. I have plenty of food and experiences to share with you, however I have not yet gone through the photos to share them. Needless to say, that will be a future update.
This week, I prepared a lasagna. It really does not take long to make, especially if you prepare things in advance or use a noodle that does not require precooking. I used rizopia rice pasta lasagna noodles and did not precook, they can be cooked first too if you want a more reliable outcome for your noodle texture.
Chop onion, carrot and mushrooms. Fry in oil with a bit of salt and spices until soft.
Add in ground beef, and cook until it has browned.
Set this to the side, you will add it into the lasagna as a layer.
Step 2: preheat oven to 350f starting now.
Line the base of your casserole dish with tomato sauce. It is handy keeping some in the fridge of cupboard for this occasion; a can of pizza or pasta sauce works well if you do not have any of your own prepared. Line up the pasta and cover the noodles in sauce aswell. The back of a spoon can help you easily spread the sauce.
Follow up the sauce with a layer of beef, then a layer of drained cottage cheese or ricotta, some more sauce, a layer of noodles, and a coating of sauce. Keep making more layers until you fill up the casserole dish.
The final layer should be noodles, covered in a lot of sauce (use extra if not precooking noodles). Grate cheese over this. I used cheddar and parmesan for mine.
40 minutes later I had a delicious lasagna! If you cut into it right away it it will probably leak out all over your plate. However, with a few minutes to cool mine held together nicely.
It looks messy, but it tasted delicious!
Thats everything for this week, I’m getting myself back in the swing of things so I should have more for you then.