Something about back-to-school and fall always gets me in the mood to start stockpiling food.
Making my Mom’s tomato soup, creating a bunch of freezer meals to have ready for those evenings you have to run out the door to something or another…
I hate cooking.
It takes forever to do, it’s gone in a fraction of the time it took you to make it and I almost always have an accident.
Baking I can handle – but cooking is not at all my strength.
Today I thought I’d try a new recipe from AllRecipes.com for lasagna.
I’ve never made lasagna before, but this recipe had almost 8,400 positive reviews – so I figured I shouldn’t be able to mess it up too badly.
World’s Best Lasagna – courtesy of AllRecipes.com
You will need:
I followed the recipe – boiled the noodles:
Browned the beef and sausage and let it simmer in the tomato sauces.
But right about here I got ambitious and decided I’d get working on some shepherd’s pies as well.
Out came (my nemesis) the mandolin slicer – and while I was thinly slicing the potatoes (so they’d cook faster) I cut myself not once, but twice.
I mentioned before that I can’t stand the sight of my own blood, so the girls went running outside to get Daddy to save me.
He finished layering and we put down 4 lasagnas and sent one over to Nana’s house.
Okay, we only put three in the freezer because we had to taste-test one of them.
Yes, it does taste as good as it looks. Don’t worry, there are no finger bits in any of the lasagna’s…
I’m not so sure about the shepherds’ pies though?
Hint: you have to sacrifice yourself sometimes to show the world (spouse) that life is better when you’re OUT of the kitchen. It’s a technique I’ve mastered and keeps me off of meal duty.
Now if I could just screw up bathroom cleaning enough to be taken off of that chore I’d be laughing!
Have a great one!
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