As you may remember (reading back to this post), I’m not really into alcohol but when my husband and I saw a Groupon for a small group wine tasting in our home, we pounced on it. 8 bottles of wine, a relaxed atmosphere, and some time with our friends seemed too good to pass up. I learned something…I like wine! The glass pictured above was one that our consultant said would be good with lasagna and so that’s what I made for dinner last night.
I thought I’d take some time to share the recipe…
1 pound lean ground beef (or ground turkey) browned and drained.
Lasagna noodles (you can either buy the oven ready noodles or cook them yourself).
8oz Pasta Sauce (I use unsalted)
8oz Stewed tomatoes drained and sliced.
2 cups mozzarella cheese.
16oz large curd cottage cheese.
Combine the eggs and cottage cheese into a bowl and set aside.
Combine the meat, pasta sauce, and stewed tomatoes into a bowl and set aside.
Assembling the lasagna is very simple. Start with a layer of noodles and then add a layer of your cottage cheese/egg mix followed by a layer of your meat and sauce and then a layer of mozzarella. Repeat, repeat (typically you get two to three layers per recipe).
Bake in the oven, covered with aluminum foil, at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
Serve and enjoy with a glass of your favorite wine.
I suggest pairing your lasagna with fresh salad and homemade garlic bread. To make the garlic bread, I sliced a fresh made baguette from my local bakery, used my new Orblue garlic press that I purchased through Amazon (you can find it here). I combined the fresh garlic with melted butter and brushed it onto the bread before baking it at 400 degrees for about five minutes. It was delicious!