(I don't really like that name, so it might change at some point in the future.)
It has come to my attention that we don't have a cooking thread! And I wanna talk about lasagna. So here we are. I made my mom's lasagna yesterday with a few tweaks: ground turkey instead of beef, add some turkey Italian sausage, some random pasta I had on hand instead of lasagna noodles, and instead of layering it, I just mixed everything up before baking it. Oh, and I forgot about the Parmesan. And I just baked one serving and put the rest of the sauce (minus the cheeses) in the freezer for later. Here's the recipe my mom used, lifted directly from Peg Bracken's I Hate to Cook Book:
The funny thing is that Mom was famous in the family for her lasagna, but she only made it for special occasions (like my birthday!) because she said it was too much work. It's actually not that hard. It just takes a long time. The recipe says to simmer for twenty minutes, but when it comes to stuff like this, the longer the simmer, the better. Mom really hated to cook, though, and even just letting something simmer all day was a hassle for her.