Lasagna. I always think of “Garfield the cat” who always craved Lasagna. It is pretty popular here too.The kids like it, so do we and it is quite easy to put together. And it is a dish you can adjust to fit your taste too.
I like to make a big Lasagna so that we have left overs. A Lasagna is just as good, or maybe even better, the next day.
A Lasagna has three components. Meat, Sauce and pasta.
I like mix in whatever vegetables I have in the meat that makes the meat go all long way and you´ll have a bigger Lasagna with less effort.
Here is how I like my Lasagna.
For this you will need:
1 package of minced meat (approximately 500 grams)
1 small yellow onion
1 medium sized carrot
1/2 tablespoon Turmeric
1 teaspoon garlic powder or one finely grated clove of garlic
5 tablespoons of Butter
4 Tablespoons of white flour
4 Cups of milk
salt and pepper to taste
Nutmeg for the Bechamel sauce (optional)
Pasta for Lasagna
One oven proof form
Some butter for the oven form
Start with cooking the minced meat in a frying pan. Make sure there are no clumps. Recently Turmeric and garlic have been the main spices (a secret recipe from my boyfriend). I mix in one small finely grated yellow onion and one medium sized finely grated carrot. If I don`t cook for kids I would just chop the vegetables or mince them.
Add salt and pepper and cook until no red meat is left.
Read all about how to make my Bechamel sauce for Lasagna here.
Sometimes I make my own pasta but with little time I go with pre- maid pasta.
Take out an oven proof form and grease it with butter so that the meat or sauce won`t stick to the form.
Add a thin layer of meat in the bottom and add pasta.
Pour a layer of Bechamel sauce on top and repeat until you reach the top of the form. Finish with a layer of minced meat and add some grated Parmesan for taste if you wish.
Serve with a nice fresh salad or coleslaw.
What I like with Lasagna is that it is easy to make and you can mix in any vegetables you like. I use carrot and onion to get some vitamins and nutrition in the food for the kids. Because it is easily hidden by the turmeric.
But feel free to use your imagination. Chopped tomatoes, Basil, coriander. Anything goes.