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Alright, I could probably hold off on this, but I figured get it out of the way now so I don

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One word - foil.

 

Goes over the top so it doesn't burn. Wonderful invention.

 

Better luck next time.

 

Sharon

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One word - foil.

 

Goes over the top so it doesn't burn. Wonderful invention.

 

Better luck next time.

 

Sharon

 

Add to that (and this is the Italian in me) is that the lasagna is best served the next day..when it has "settled"...nothing finer.....and amazingly far better to the taste the next day!

 

sorry to hear about the spill since making lasagna is a lot of work..now they have the pre cooked noodles....but to me takes the fun out of it that way....

 

hey at least the puppy enjoyed the lasagna..and you did save the garlic bread...kudos for that and for taking the time for the lasagna:)

 

and baking is an art form...hats off to you for that:)

 

btw..thanks for a delicious chapter 21:) it was ooh la la perfect with perfect layers of well, just tasty in the right spots and spicey where needed and good mix of mozarella, ricotta and gravy (sauce for you non Italians:)

 

loved it and thanks again Dom:)

 

Michael

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Excellent - another "man's best friend" story. :lol:

 

Maybe we should start a new topic on "Culinary Mishaps". Could be a hoot.

 

Hugs,

Conner :boy:

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The S/O and I have different ideas on a number of topics. Most of the time, of course, I am right :D On the subject of lasagna, however, he proved me wrong. Now, to those of you of Italian heritage this will be apostasy, but Stauffer's frozen lasagna really is a viable alternative to making it yourself.

 

After my mom died, my dad and I pledged to each other that we would cook real food and not simply defrost and microwave stuff. Thus, I had a fit when S/O started putting the frozen lasagna on the table. But, the taste isn't bad (again, probably not up to Italian grandmother standards, but, heh, we're both Scots/Irish types from the South, so what do we know? :P ). Normally, I contend that the prepared stuff is more expensive than cooking yourself, however, if you price the ingredients of lasagna and compare that to the cost of the frozen version, Stauffer's comes out ahead.

 

The other food argument I lost was over grated cheese. S/O likes to buy it already grated. I was appalled at such self-indulgence....what is wrong w/grating it yourself, fer chrissake!? (Do you begin to see a pattern here?) Once again, the empirical evidence proved me wrong. The pre-grated stuff is no more expensive. I was completely floored. Must be a waste issue....they can throw 'broken' wheels, etc. of chees into the grating machines rather than throw it out. Still, my Puritan upbringing tells me that there is inherently something wrong with not grating it yourself. Help me out, here, guys, and give me a good argument for why we should not buy it already grated. B)

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Excellent - another "man's best friend" story. :lol:

 

Maybe we should start a new topic on "Culinary Mishaps".  Could be a hoot.

 

Hugs,

Conner :boy:

 

This isn't exactly a 'Culinary Mishap', more of a kitchen funny. My husband likes to use those flavored creamers in his coffee and if its hazelnut he adds a sprinkle of cinnamon. One morning when I got to the kitchen he's drinking his coffe and making this really weird face. Says he thinks my cinnamon has gone bad. So I taste his coffe and yuck. Nasty. So I go to check the cinnamon in my cabinet and don't see it right in the front where it should be if he just used it. Then I see what I figured he used by mistake and start laughing. I told him he needed to start using his reading glasses a little more often as I handed him the jar that said 'cumin'. Cumin is the main spice in chili. :lmao:

 

Sharon

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Help me out, here, guys, and give me a good argument for why we should not buy it already grated. B)

 

Uhmm....fresh grated tastes better?? I think the already grated lacks flavor. If I'm preparing a large quantity of food for a party, I'll use the pre-grated just to save prep time, but I prefer to grate my own. I do most of my cooking and baking from scratch so it just seems normal to do it myself.

 

Sharon

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Help me out, here, guys, and give me a good argument for why we should not buy it already grated. B)

 

Uhmm....fresh grated tastes better?? I think the already grated lacks flavor. If I'm preparing a large quantity of food for a party, I'll use the pre-grated just to save prep time, but I prefer to grate my own. I do most of my cooking and baking from scratch so it just seems normal to do it myself.

 

Sharon

 

Sharon, you got that right...notTed...just show your S/O Sharon's entry...then do an experiment (don't tell him which is which) and see if he likes the freshly grated vs store bought grated...

 

freshly grated is sooo much better (and the store bought already grated has a flat dull taste by comparision..it will get you by if if you have large quantities for a party or huge salad but for one or 2...nothing nicer then fresh grated.)

 

and Sharon cooking from scratch ought to know..so I agree with Sharon...our chef extraordinare:)

 

and by the way, the Stouffers isn't that horrible....but these days you can make the real thing cheaper (geez, they come with the noodles already made, add in the tomato sauce, mozarella, ricotta cheese, some freshly ground grated cheese (and for the veggie lovers, throw in veggies and for those who want some sausage or ground beef in between layers that too)

 

but yeah, you get a pass with the Stouffers....given that it takes minutes vs a few hrs...but hey on a weekend, go for the good stuff and make it your own your way:) and trust me on this, let it settle over night...it will taste so much better the next day..give it a try:)

 

Michael

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Im impressed that u even tried to tackle lasagna Dom. hehe. thats hard sh** to make. lol...at least i think it is. way to go!!! :2thumbs:

 

great job on TOU21

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Im impressed that u even tried to tackle lasagna Dom. hehe. thats hard sh** to make. lol...at least i think it is.  way to go!!! :2thumbs:

 

great job on TOU21

 

Jon, I totally agree...and hey, things happen and if it hadn't dropped, you just peel off the top layer and the rest is usually quite good...it is common for the top layer to get a bit crispy....so kudos Dom and besides which the puppy had a culinary delight to enjoy..so all was not lost:)

 

Michael

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She's a mutt. reddish, cute. How do I post a pic?

 

uhg! That's the best you can do? She's so pretty! (he hates when I call his dog pretty, but 'cute' is okay. :thumbdown: ) She's kind of tall, but a little skinny, and when he got her they said she was actually a coyote/chow mix. Ooo Dom, if you figure out how to post a pic I think I've got a good one. :2thumbs:

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If either of you want to email it to me (hermit9 at surewest.net), I can put it up on my website and then post it here. It's how Dan put up the pictures of Disneyland...

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Lasagna isn't hard to make, just tedious. The only hard thing is handling cooked noodles. You don't have to do that. Add extra water and watch it to make sure it doesn't dry out, and you're home free. And it's less tedious that way too -- easier to layer stuff.

 

It's the kind of food that's invented as a labor saver and then people mystify it. Like dumplings, like soup.

It's also one of those things you can make with whatever's handy. I have a friend who is allergic to tomatoes and peppers, and she makes a kind of lasagna without either.

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wow! that is one adorable dog! I've been wanting to get a dog myself, but I have a feeling my cats wouldn't take to kindly to the idea. ;)

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awww!!! She's so CUTE!!! *gushes* ...ha, i love puppies... I have a beagle/dalmation mix, so he's got the build of a beagle but spots like a dalmation

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