Recipe of the Week

Usually I post recipes from my various cookbooks. Don't worry cookbook people, I always either link to where people can buy your cookbook and/or I tell what cookbook it came from so as not to mess with all your copyrightedness. Look Ma, I made up a word! Just call me George.

Anyway, this week I am going to post what is ever popular in my house. Mama's Lasagna.

Baby, it's cold outside and we all need to be using our ovens for the extra heat they can provide and the yummy lasagna that may or may not yield you some leftovers.

Here we go...

Shiny's Lasagna via Mama's Recipe

  • 1 box lasagna noodles
  • 6 cloves of garlic (peeled & diced) or 3 Tb garlic powder
  • 2 Tb oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fennel
  • 1 lb. mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cans mushrooms
  • 1 lg. onion
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage
  • 2 jars spaghetti sauce
  • 2 Tb basil
  • 1 lg. container ricotta or cottage cheese
  • 3 lb. ground beef
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese
Of course, you can always adjust ingredients to your flavor liking.

Noodles - Cook as directed, drain in cold water and lay individually on paper or cloth towels. Let cool.

Meat - Brown in skillet, drain.

Italian sausage - Peel off skin and brown in skillet, drain.

Sauce - Put in large pan on medium heat. Add garlic, onion, mushrooms (if using fresh mushrooms, saute them first in butter), then add oregano, basil, fennel, and meat. Let sauce simmer for 1 hour, turn off let cool.

  1. Cover bottom of pan with thin layer of sauce.
  2. Place single layer of noodles down.
  3. Spread 1 and a half cups sauce over noodles.
  4. Spread 3/4 cup ricotta or cottage cheese over sauce.
  5. Spread 3/4 cup of mozzarella cheese over that.
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese over mozzarella.
  7. Repeat steps 2-6.
  8. End with 1/2 to 3/4 cups sauce spattered over all. Then sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 and a half hours. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting.


By the way, it's 3 degrees outside. Just so ya know....


  1. LOL...when I read your comment I read it like I was Homer Simpson!