Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lasagna For Christmas

Bev has been wanting to make lasagna and had several folks she wanted to cook something for as a Christmas gift so she combined the two.  She used the no-cook-noodle recipe we got from daughter, Kathy, which I've blogged about previously, but she made an improvement to this batch.

We had eaten lasagna at an Italian friends home and Bev thought is was much lighter than she'd ever eaten and decided to replicate it on her own.  Normally she would beat eggs and mix them into the chesse filling but this time she separated the eggs and beat the whites and yolks individually then folded them both back into the cheese - similar to folding the whites into a dessert.

This is the pot of meat sauce and the bowl of ricotta, cottage cheese, egg, and parmesan filling.

The pans ready to freeze except the one we ate - she forgot and added cheese to one of them.

This is my first serving. 

It was lighter than our usual and absolutely delicious - I hope the folks who received them enjoy theirs as much as we did ours.

My computer is back but not yet re-set with everything so things may still look a little different.

Thanks for stopping by Almost heaven South.

Larry

12/17/12 Meal Date




 

27 comments:

  1. What a coincidence. I was just making a list for the grocery store, I'm making lasagna for a dinner party Sat. night. I most certainly will give that egg thing a try. Lasagne...great idea for gifts.

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    1. Thanks LA - Let us know how it works for you.

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  2. Larry, Nice looking lasagna! We hope that you and yours had a great Christmas Day! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks Dave, we did except I cooked the chops more than I meant to - forgot to set the temp probe alarm and got too busy visiting - you know how that goes with me.

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  3. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, Larry... We love Lasagna ---and have it on occasion. My hubby makes the best lasagna that I've ever eaten....

    Did you get any snow? We got a dusting --but that was all. VERY cold up here today though.

    Happy New Year.
    Betsy

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    1. Betsy - No snow here unless it was a few flakes before daylight.

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  4. Mmmmmm...we love lasagna, what a great idea! I am headed to the recipe....

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    1. Kathy - We like it because you don't have to boil the noodles as the sauce provides the liquid.

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  5. So interesting about adding the yolks and beaten whites separately. Good tip!

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    1. Thanks Susan - let us know if you try it.

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  6. And by the way, congrats on the computer recovery.

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    1. My buddy Joe is a genius - new hard drive without loosing anything and he works for margaritas - second payment tomorrow.

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  7. What time is dinner? This sounds fantastic. Larry, I've changed the recipe to be more clear on the type of ham to be used for the Swedish Christmas ham. Purchase a ham that has been brined and lightly smoked (this is what you typically find when you ask the butcher for a ham), not a salt-cured "country ham." A brined, smoked ham is considered "partially cooked" and needs to be heated to 135 to 140 degrees.
    I hope this helps. Blessings...Mary

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  8. Cool man! I love your header, I love sea foods and lasagna.

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  9. Yum, good looking lasagna. What a nice gift to receive AND to give if you save one for yourself. Good going Bev.

    Hope you guys had a very merry Christmas. And good going Joe for fixing your computer.
    Sam

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  10. That lasagna looks amazing!!! When I was younger, my family would get together at my grandmas on new year's and she would make large pans of lasagna... I'm sticking with that tradition even now, as Chris and I will be having lasagna on NYE.
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas!!!

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    1. Had a nice Christmas. Lasagna sounds like a good meal for New Years Eve.

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  11. Lasagna is always a crowd-pleaser and it's such a great Christmas meal!

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    1. Thanks Joanne - it always seems to go over well.

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  12. The lasagna does sound light with the folded egg whites. I'm sure everyone loved it. Hopefully I have solved the problem and this comment goes through.

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  13. I was still thinking what to serve on New Year's Eve but now I know. Lasagna is a good choice. Happy New Year to you and family.

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  14. Mamma mia! That's a lotta lasagna. Super smart idea on the egg whites.

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  15. Mmmm, mmmm! That lasagna looks heavenly! I like Bev's rendition and bet it was a hit! Happy New Year to you and your family, Larry!

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  16. Love lasagna! I made some today for my family who came to finally have Christmas at our house. The recipe I have came from our pastor's wife. She made it for us after my surgery. We loved it and my son begged her for the recipe! lol Her recipe doesn't include eggs in it.

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