Dinner with PassionLocked


You just don’t know how glad I am that it is Friday… THE WEEKEND BABY. The weekend is when I truly come alive. LOL!  But I have so much going on this weekend I have to spent my entire night preparing, but it shall be fun!


Today I want to share my Lasagna recipe. I am a self taught cook and I love pasta. To make my Lasagna I needed to take a trip to Kroger to get everything I needed to cook this meal. At the store I picked up some ready to cook Lasagna noodles, ground turkey, tomato-basil pasta sauce, ricotta cheese, eggs, three blend shredded cheese, and baby spinach.

So to start, I season and cook my ground turkey. As the turkey was cooking, I also cook the baby spinach leaves. Then, I use Olive oil base the pan. After that, I fill another pan with hot water to soak, not boil my ready to cook lasagna noodles. I like to build my lasagna with wet noodles, so that they become soft while baking. Next, I mix my ricotta cheese and eggs together. At this point everything is prepared, so now I am ready to build my lasagna to bake. I start with one layer of noodles, I laid about four lasagna noodles (wet) side by side at the bottom of my pan. Then, I take a few full spoons my pasta sauce and spread it across the noodles. Next, I add a thin layer of ground turkey (cooked) and shredded cheese on top. Next, I take more noodle to build my second layer. On one side of the noodles, I spread across the ricotta cheese and egg mix. On the other side, I spread across more pasta sauce on the noodles and add another layer of ground turkey and cheese. On this layer I lay out my baby spinach leaves and work on the third layer. Again, one side of the noodle has a spread of ricotta cheese and egg mix, and the other side has pasta sauce. To top of the Lasagna I add a thin layer of shredded cheese.

It is important to make sure that the ends of the noodles are wet and have some sauce on it. This will help keep the ends from being crunchy. I like my lasagna really soft, cheesy and saucy. I use the rest of pasta sauce for the edges of the pan to make sure my noodles are wet. I then put the pan in the oven on 350 (degrees) for about 45 minutes. After 45 minutes I use a folk to see how soft my noodles have gotten. Then I add more cheese to the top of the lasagna, so that it is cheese and golden when finished. After another 15 minutes, I bring the pan out of the oven to cool.

To complete my dinner, I add a side dish of cream of corn with diced red peppers and onions. And I have to have wine with this meal. So I pour my last glass of my favorite wine from Trader Joe’s.

I have to make a stop Trader Joe’s for more wine this week. But enjoy your weekend and I cant wait until your next visit on Monday !!!

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