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Robb said:[rant on]
Then, dinner prep time rolls around. Now, I have made a few lasagnes in my life, and all were pretty good..............until tonight. My fault tonight was following the recipe on the Muellers box. Let's take a look at that recipe:
Now, reread that, and pay attention to what you are supposed to do with the "cheese" mixture that you made in the bowl..........................did ya get it? Yep, the lasagne recipe on the back of the box of "America's Favorite Pasta" is incomplete!!! If you follwed that recipe to the letter, you would end up with a dish of meat sauce and noodle layers.............and a bowl of cheese mix. Now, when I noticed this, I could have grabbed a cookbook with a REAL lasagne recipe in it, but I decided to just look at the picture and put the cheese where they showed it. Well, 50 minutes later, I got a dish of mush! The recipe sucks!! After trying to eat this disaster, I check their recipe against a real recipe, and the differences are noticable. :thumbdwn:
So, for my 3 goals of a Sunday, I accomplished 1.................and that was the easy one.
LOL .....Poor Robb, you got a box with typos. I've made that recipe so many times I don't follow the directions anymore, first a layer of the meat sauce, then a layer of noodles, then a layer of cheese mixture, and keep repeating until you have a layer of noodles on top. Cover it with meat sauce, cover pan with foil and bake for 50 minutes, during the last 15-20 minutes of baking,
remove foil and sprinkle a layer of mozzarella chesse on top. Remove when cheese is nice and bubbly on top. Also when I make it I use a mixture of ground beef and ground Italian sausage for the meat sauce and I usually use Classico pasta sauce, since I don't like going through the hassle of making my own pasta sauce, when I want lasagna on a whim since my homemade pasta sauce takes 5-6 hours of cooking on a very slow simmer. Now if I plan to make it, I do make my own sauce, and I make enough to have some for other times I need sauce.