Although I’ve never met her, I have a lot to thank The Pioneer Woman for – specifically, getting my non-cooking mother to bake cinnamon rolls, showing me why creamed spinach may just be heaven on a plate, and most recently, explaining to me what I was doing wrong when making lasagna.
The first mistake probably being never using a recipe. The next was trying to put too much extra “stuff” between the sheets of pasta – including vegetables. What I’ve learned from this recipe is I can leave the veggies for the side salad.
Or lunch tomorrow.
Billed as “The Best Lasagna Ever” The Pioneer Woman’s take is meaty and tomato-y (?) using some really surprising ingredients including Kraft Parmesan cheese – you know, the stuff in the green canister. It’s easy to make, and can feed a small army, or provide lots of leftovers for lunches. It’s also kid friendly (that being said, I do replace the suggested hot breakfast sausage with sweet Italian breakfast sausage, primarily for the kids).
I should also thank Erin for introducing me to The Pioneer Woman several years ago. Maybe when she visits I’ll make her lasagna, with a side of creamed spinach. And cinnamon rolls.