Friday, November 27, 2009


Please tell me, is making lasagna that hard/a big deal?

I found a fascinating recipe in Real Simple for Broccoli and 3 Cheese Lasagna the other day. C wasn't interested in it, so I made it myself. The hardest part was cooking the noodles and that was more of a pain than anything.

I rarely had lasagna growing up. I can't remember my mom ever making it. But I've had some good stuff in the past and I've been craving it.

Yesterday, I was talking to my mother and sister in law.
Me: I made lasagna yesterday.
MIL: Oh? Was it frozen?
Me: No. I made it from scratch.
SIL: Did C help you? [C is known for cooking. I don't think they've gotten the memo that I've been cooking more lately]
Me: NO, I did it all by myself.

The conversation then went into how frozen lasagna is actually pretty good. MIL won't make lasagna any more, since she likes the frozen stuff better.

Cut to today. C called from work, and mentioned how he brought some with him for his lunch today. He pulled it out of the fridge in the lunchroom and heats it up and sets it down. His coworkers there at the time gave him a hard time too.
Coworker: Looks good, is that frozen?
C: No, my wife made it.
Coworker: No she didn't! It's got to be frozen.
C: wife made it!

Needless to say, he never convinced them that is was not frozen lasagna.

Does anyone understand this? Is lasagna a lost art or something? I thought mine turned out decently. It's not amazing or anything, but it's tasty. Thoughts?