Like 85% of my fellow recent college grads, I live at home with my parents. In exchange for free rent/cable/xbox/food/heat/etc, I cook dinner for the fambam every Tuesday. Except last night. Yesterday, my mom woke up in a stupor, forgetting it was Tuesday, and put roast on to cook. I'm not a fan of pork, and my bff Ashley was looking forwards to my lazy lasagna. So we made it anyway. We are barely living above the poverty line, and we're not master chefs like my friends over at Bettencourt-Chase, so I do things the easy, cheap, lazy way. This is my recipe for Lazy Lasagna. Excuse the poor pictures, I took them with my iphone while eating lunch at work.
1 16oz tub of cottage cheese
1 handful of parsley
1box lasagna noodles (not the oven ready kind)
1 lb ground beef
2 cups mozzarella
1 1/2 cups parmesan
1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
Step 1: Put noodles on to boil. Find a nice tv show to watch on your computer that you have propped up on the counter (c'mon, I know everyone does it)
Step 2: Cook ground beef thoroughly in a pan. Drain the meat (or you can be weird like my friend Ashley and sponge off all the grease with a paper towel. Who does that?).
Step 3: Pour spaghetti sauce into pan with meat and put on low heat. Clean up dog puke.
Step 4: In a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, all the mozzarella, 1/3 of the parmesan, and the handful of parsley.
Step 5: Remember you forgot about the noodles. Crap.
Step 6: Noodles still aren't done. Go back to watching tv.
Step 7: Drain the noodles.
Step 8: Grab a pan, accidently put in sauce first, go with it, later claim to have known that would keep the lasagna from sticking in the pan.
Step 9: Layer some noodles, then some sauce, then some cheese, then some noodles, then some sauce, then some cheese...you get the point.
Step 10: Put in the oven at 350F until everything starts to bubble up (or until the noodles on the sides start to get crispy. I like crispy noodles.)
Step 11: Pour the rest of the parmesan on the lasagna and stick back in the oven for about 10 minutes.
Step 12: Stuff your face. Save the left overs for lunch the next day. Have a food baby.
|Nom nom nom|
|Mmm, tasty off brand cream soda! (Yes, my desk is a mess. Oh well.)|
|Bonus picture of the moppet that threw up while we were trying to cook.|