Cooking Lessons from The Authentic Italian Hubby
I am not only lucky to have a wonderful and kind husband but also to have an Italian husband who knows how to cook….and every so often he tries to teach me….
Unfortunately, it is not a skill I have yet mastered.
However, the last time we took a day to cook, I wrote down every step so perhaps one day I can make it alone, until that day I will continue to enjoy eating his delicious cooking!
If you are hosting a house full of people during the holiday season this is a great and simple recipe that will feed a lot of guests!
So here it is, one of my all time favorite traditional Italian meals (as well as Garfield’s): LASAGNA!
*Of course you can use a lot of different ingredients such as ham, cheeses, and more veggies. I’m vegetarian so that generally determines how we cook but there is a meat option here as well!
1 large eggplant
Veggie crumble or ground beef
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Step 2: Chop a small onion into a large saucepan with salt and veggie crumbles or ground beef.
Step 3: Once the meat is cooked add the tomato sauce and let the sauce warm while you prep the other ingredients.
Step 4: Chop the eggplant into thin slices.
Step 5: Begin to layer the lasagna! Start with olive oil so it won’t stick in the cake or roasting pan! Place layers of the noodles all in the same direction, above add eggplant slices, top with sauce and a few dabs of cooking cream. Repeat for the second layer, this time placing the noodles in the opposite direction. Creating a criss-cross pattern. Repeat until the pan is full.
Step 6: Add parmesan cheese on top
Step 7: Pop it in the oven! In about 45 minutes it should be done just keep an eye on it until it begins to get crispy brown on top!
Try it out and let me know what you think!!!