Wednesday, February 16, 2011


When I was about 11 years old my uncle got a new girlfriend. This was very exciting to me as I didn’t have many aunts.

With this new aunt came new “exotic” foods, like homemade pizza, tacos and lasagna. Oh how delicious and special compared to the all the traditional dishes my mom would serve us of fish and meat.

To my dads dismay my mom and I started to make these dishes too and even though he now loves pizza, my dad still does not like lasagna or tacos.

This is the recipe that my mom would make.



  • 2 lbs of ground meat
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Your choice of Pasta sauce or Canned tomatoes mixed with Tomato paste and Italian Spice mix.

Brown the ground meat add your choice of sauce and let simmer for 5 minutes.

  • 8 tbsp margarine
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 5 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg or white pepper
  • 1/4 cup cheese (swizz or mozzarella)

Melt margarine and whisk in the flour over medium-low heat, cook for 5 minutes while whisking constantly. Do not let it burn. Pour in the milk and add the spice, whisk until smooth and let cook for 5 minutes or until it is quite thick. Add cheese and stir until melted.

In a 13 by 9 inch pan start layering with the meat, then Oven Ready Lasagna, then white sauce. Meat, lasagna, white sauce. Meat, lasagna, white sauce. I can usually depending on the depth of my pans get three layers. Always end with the white sauce.

Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 Fahrenheit for 35 minutes. Take out and remove the foil. Watch out it might be a little stuck to the lasagna. Cover the top with cheese of your choice and bake for another 10 minutes.

Serve with garlic bread and a salad.

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Humble Homemaker said...

This looks delicious! I might have to try it out. mmmmmm....
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Humble Homemaker said...

I loved the look of this recipe so much I featured it on todays Yummy Thursday post over at my blog Humble Homemaking.

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Wendy said...

Hey Marianne,
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Ashley said...

This looks amazing! How could your dad not like lasagna or tacos?!!! WHAT? ha ha. Can you tell I am a food fan:) Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, looking forward to getting to know you here in blogging land!

Brandy said...

Wow, that looks great. I love lasagna!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Humble Homemaker said...

You're totally welcome for the feature. I will let you know how it goes down with my hubby. ;) I think this might be sunday lunch this week... yum!