I wouldn't normally post two variations of the same dish back to back but the Prodigal Son came back from university on Sunday for his cousin's 18th birthday and asked for his favourite meal for dinner (lasagna). How could I refuse? Of course, he didn't want the veggie-packed orange version that we had had on Friday. Nope, he wanted our old standby, which is likely the same as your family's one. I sauteed up some onions, browned the ground beef, added seasonings, mixed in some marinara sauce and let it simmer away for an hour or so. Then Maddie jumped in to handle all the layering and before you knew it I had an assembly line of sauce/noodles/cheese action going on and we were ready to go. Popped it in the oven for an hour and a classic Italian comfort meal was delivered to the table and to Corbin's hungry lips.
I apologize for the lack of a photo and an accurate recipe but lasagna's lasagna and mine ain't nuthin' fancy or imaginative as you can tell from above. Spending time with him and family was the priority today and the icing on the cake was him choosing a home-cooked meal over heading out to a restaurant. No place like home, I guess.
Rest of the week
Nov 12 Dinner at Green Eggplant
Nov 13 Lasagna, caesar salad and garlic bread