Well little Miss Been There Done That is still in the game. I am still making my kids’ lunches in Mason Jars. Astounding, isn’t it? I usually try new things and only last a very short time at it because I get bored easily, but this time the habit seems to be sticking and no one is complaining. So now everything I cook up or bake up goes in Mason Jars for easy packing in the morning. Today they set off to school with 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cake baked up in 8 ounce wide-mouth Masons along with Taco Mac from my friend Michelle. The Taco Mac was a hit and the only change I made to her recipe was that I used salsa in place of the tomatoes since it was what I had on hand, and I decreased the taco seasoning to 1 T. They also go to school with fresh fruit or veggies with their main lunch and treats, so don’t pick on me for the treats, ok?
Let’s talk Lazy Lasagna because that is why we are really here. My Auntie Josie has made this one popular on my Italian side of the family. Josie is famous for throwing food together and it coming out amazing. I am not lying when I say she literally throws the food. My Ma, Josie’s kitchen floor, and I can confess to that! This was created one time when she did not want to boil lasagna noodles and layer up a proper lasagna, resulting in a dish just about the same as a layered lasagna- delicious. This recipe is perfect for 8 ounce wide-mouth Masons (the jars, not the dudes.)
Lazy Lasagna- this is a loosey goosey recipe, do as you like!
12 ounce wide egg noodles
1 pound ricotta
1 hand full Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups mozzarella cheese
3 cups favorite marinara sauce
12 (8 ounce) wide-mouth mason jars or 1 9×13 inch baking dish
Boil noodles according to package directions. Drain and add back to the pot. Mix in 2 cups of sauce. In a bowl mix together ricotta, egg, Parmesan cheese, salt, and mozzarella. Fold cheese mixture gently into the noodles, do not over stir. Place in greased jars or baking dish and top with the remaining sauce, and sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese. Bake in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
Note- This is also good with cooked ground beef or sausage thrown in, or even some veggies. Oh and the throwing is a must.
Starting this Saturday, Oct. 1 I will be joining Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer and a bunch of other bloggers for “31 days of.” Each blogger has a different theme and we will link up so you can join along with what may interest you. Although my theme is about Fat Dreams, there will still be plenty of food, because what is a party without food?