Sitting in the hubby’s office typing, it’s so cold even with the heat on. My house is an open floor plan, with a two-story great room, floor to ceiling windows, we get all kinds of air through the fire-place and the windows. Needles to say I’m always cold at home during the winter. My hubby likes it cold and I like it nice and toasty, every time I turn the heat on to 72, somehow it goes back to seventy. He acts like he has no idea how it happened, guess he sleepwalks to the thermostat hahaha. Today has been very cold, it was officially the first day of snow. I’m glad I didn’t have to work today because I would have had to be a part of all the foolery of people who act like they have never seen snow before. Some people shouldn’t live in the midwest. Anyways I spent the day baking, cooking, decorating for christmas and hanging with Ava. I tested a new recipe for ginger cookies, the verdict is still out. Made some french bread and tomato basil soup for this cold weather and enjoyed some lasagna for lunch, I’m a pasta lover. Yall this lasagna was killer.
Super cheesy, meaty and saucy lasagna….there is nothing like fresh basil and tomatoes. I have been making lasagna for years and they way I make it has been changing, I’ve finally found the right balance. The way I made this is pretty much how I make ziti and mostaccioli with a few exceptions of pasta and preparation. This recipe is not complicated. I prefer to use ragu sauce as my base for sauce because I love all the different flavors of the brand. I like the chunky style tomatoes, biting into chunks of tomatoes. You can not make this lasagna if you don’t have fresh mozzarella and fresh basil, it won’t taste the way I think it should taste. I usually to use ground beef to make my meat sauce, but I have given up red met, I will call it poultry sauce, lol. I used ground turkey and ground basil chicken. You can use ground turkey and ground sweet italian turkey sausage, or ground beef in place. I have even used a mixture of ground lamb and beef. Now that was a combo, but I don’t miss red meat. Whenever I make this recipe I get a lot of great feedback from friends and coworkers alike. Lasagna is good for anytime of the day. You should definitely try this recipe if you want to impress your friend with your skills. Even your Italian grandma will approve haha. Italian grandmas don’t mess around when it comes to their lasagna.
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