Or at least I hope you anticipated it.....hopefully.
- 1 Package of Lasagna Pasta (I don't know what the proper name is, someone help me.)
- 1 Package Ground Beef....Did you hear me? B-E-E-F!
- 1 Chopped Onion
- 1 Jar Tomato Sauce/Pasta Sauce...Or you could be ambitious and make your own, but our Tomato vine is not prospering due to all the snow....
- 2 Cups Cottage Cheese
- 2 Eggs
- Basil...Fresh or not, whatever you prefer....
- Parmesan Cheese
Start by cooking the ground beef in a large skillet (preferably a pretty red one, or turquoise, or pink....do they make pink? Mental Note: Make pink kitchenware!!)
Season the beef extremely well. It takes a lot of pepper, a lot of salt, and a lot of garlic powder, and and some love if your feeling gracious that day, it makes all the difference.
Add the chopped onion to the beef. You can use half an onion, all the onion, a fourth of the onion...depending on how oniony (oniony?) you like your breath afterwards....
While the beef is cooking, have a large pot of boiling water on the stove as well, with the lasagna pasta init. Cook them till they are just the right texture: not too soft, and not too crunchy...You'll know when they are done, because a beautiful light will shine upon the lovely pasta, and a voices from heaven will be singing sweet music....Not really, unless you love to cook, and the magic will happen...
Now while the beef is draining, and the pasta is cooling, begin you cottage cheese mixture.
Get a large, pretty bowl, and mix the cottage cheese, eggs, basil, and Parmesan very well. And then Wa-Lah cottage cheese lovers dig in! Well, never mind...I would wait until it is cooked.
Now the Layering begins!
Start with a layer of pasta, and then top that with a layer of the ground beef, and then a layer of the cottage cheese mixture, and then tomato sauce, and then mozzarella! And then proceed to do this process over, and over again until you run out of fixin's.
(2 casserole pans may be used because we make enough for two dinners, because this recipe definitely goes under the "freezes beautifully section".)
Once you have your dish covered in foil place it in the 350 degree oven, and let bake for approximately 30 minutes.
Then take the dish out of the oven, look at the lasagna, serve the lasagna, love the lasagna.
Peace, Love, & Angels will sing on this beef-it-full dish