i’m no fool
I tend to exaggerate.
Keith calls me his little CEO (Chief Exaggerating Officer). This doesn’t sound nearly as endearing as you might think.
I don’t think I’m that bad.
Am I mom?
But I do exaggerate a smidge [she holds her thumb and pointer finger an inch apart]
But only a smidge.
And sometimes exaggerating is a life necessity.
Like how somehow Keith got the crazy idea that I slaved over the stove in the 110 degree heat [yes we have AC but it makes the story more dramatic] to make him the perfect man meal. Boiling, chopping, and browning…
I don’t know how he could have ever gotten that idea.
The [No Exaggeration] Easiest Lasagna
- 8 ounces no-boil lasagna noodles
- 1 pound lean ground turkey (or beef)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 jar (about 16 ounces) spaghetti sauce, your favorite
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano, crumbled
- 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled
- 1 1/2 cups part skim ricotta cheese
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack park skim cheese
- 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, brown beef and onion; drain well. Stir in spaghetti sauce, garlic powder, salt, oregano, and basil.
In a 2-quart baking dish sprayed with nonstick spray, layer 1/3 of the lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the sauce and 1/3 of the ricotta cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat layers twice.
Bake lasagna at 350° for 60 minutes, or until thoroughly heated and bubbly. Let stand for 8 to 10 minutes before cutting and serving. Serves 6 to 8.
But when Keith thinks I’ve worked hard he is awfully giving with things like back or foot rubs.
I may be a CEO but I’m no fool.
Do you make a seemingly complicated dish that is in actuality really easy to make? (Leave links!)