I did it, Missy! We followed your advice and directions and made your homemade sauce and lasagna. And we tweaked it to make it ours!
Making the sauce with three kids under three feet takes me at least two days. I used Sam’s Club sized sausage packages (15 sausages total) and I prefer them in smaller pieces so I took the skins off and chopped them up before cooking them. So, cooking the meat is one day. The next day I made the sauce with lots of canned tomatoes (diced and stewed), 3 green peppers, lots of garlic, 1 onion, 1 cup of red wine (which I probably won’t do again since we have enjoyed this sauce before without it also). Here’s what it looked like before cooking:
I cooked it for about 5 hours, stirring now and then, and then had spaghetti for supper that night! I froze the rest of the sauce since I did not have the rest of the lasagna ingredients on hand. Mostly, I was in search of Missy’s refrigerated lasagna noodles, but never found them. (Is this a Canada thing? Or where could I find them in the States?)
So, I finally made lasagna with boiled lasagna noodles (which next time I won’t boil) and added spinach, parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese. I did not get a final picture of the “best lasagna I have ever made” and “the best lasagna Peter has ever tasted,” but the result was well worth all the time and energy! Thanks, Missy! Here’s some more photos of cooking and what your kitchen could look like if your attention is given to making sauce instead of playing with kids.
Hannah, especially, loved the lasagna and finished 3 full baby servings.