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With the end of the summer near and the BBQ season coming to a close it’s time to get back to busy schedules and homework to do. The switch in schedules definitely can be something you have to get used to again and cooking through a busy week really is something that you have to plan ahead for.
Five Fun Facts About Lasagna:
- Lasagne originated in Italy, traditionally ascribed to the city of Naples
- They are are almost always served with a ragù, a thick sauce made from ingredients such as onions, carrots, finely ground pork and beef, celery, butter, and tomatoes.
- Traditionally lasagna was made with noodles that you had to cook before preparing your layers. Now there are no-boil noodles you can use.
- The Forme of Cury, a 14th century cookbook that was the first to be published in England, featured lasagna.
- The word lasagna originally referred to the pot in which the dish was cooked rather than the food itself as it does today.
National Lasagna Day Information
You may be heading to your favorite Italian restaurant or making a pan of this delicious dish in your oven at home. Either way is a great way to celebrate National Lasagna Day, which is recognized each year on July 29. (http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com)It's #NationalLasagnaDay tomorrow! Come check out some great recipes at iamzoewatson.com to help… Click To Tweet
Whether you’re looking to celebrate National Lasagna Day tomorrow or just looking for an easy meal (or treat) to make here are my #fridayfive recipes that should make it a successful evening:
If a classic lasagna is one with a red sauce and layers than look no further thank the Best Damn Lasagna on Earth!
Recipes for lasagna are all over the place. Some of my favorites are actually the ones on the back of the lasagna noodle package. It’s not hard to find a good one, but this Best Damn Lasagna On Earth stole my heart because of it’s title. I’m partial to the Best Damn titles as seen in my posts Best Damn Green Bean Casserole & http://Best Damn Corned Beef and Cabbage.
While no lasagna recipe can be considered “standard” since everyone puts their own twist on what they put into each recipe, here is a basic red sauce recipe that you can work with to make your own.
No one ever says that they eat too many vegetables. If you’re like me and looking to add more veggies to your diet or you aren’t into eating meat then here is a great alternative to the original recipes of the past.
Veggie Lasagna is a great way to feed the family a more nutritious version of this classic meal. I’d suggest with the veggie version to stick to the veggies your family likes.
Getting out of your comfort zone in the kitchen is something I definitely encourage. Did you read my post from a few months ago Don’t Hold Back: Explore More Exotic Recipes? Trying new flavors will keep your taste buds on edge and hubby and kids guessing!
I’ve been making this for years. I never called it lasagna though. I always called it my lazy version of enchiladas since my rolling skills aren’t up to par. Instead of trying to make something look neat and tidy, layering the ingredients and baking seemed a better way to handle the cravings my husband has for Mexican Food.
If I could eat one dish for the rest of my life, I’m sure it’d have to be Chicken Afredo. The fact now that I’ve found a lasagna recipe made with it definitely means I could survive for longer than most on just this recipe.
You see, I’m a huge fan of cheese sauces and Chicken Alfredo is one of my favorite things to eat. Due to the tricky nature of the cheese sauce, I reserve my choice to order this to mostly when we go out to dinner.
With this recipe though I can bring my favorite home! I love the idea of taking that flavor and making it into a lasagna too! It might not be the normal lasagna recipe, but it’s a great way to keep it interesting!
What will they think of next? I guess Lasagna just isn’t a main course, but it can be a dessert too! Chocolate layers of happy goodness are a great way to end your National Lasagna Day menu!
Looking for the recipes from this post?
How are you going to celebrate National Lasagna Day this year?
Comment and let me know. I’m always looking for new recipes to add to my Pinterest board!