I realized after I started taking pictures while I was baking the lasagna last night, that really I’ve been posting a food a week. And yes, they have all been from the Pioneer Woman Cookbook. Before you start having visions of Julie and Julia, I just want to put out there that this is not my fault. I like to use new cookbooks I have (if I can, sometimes the ingredients are ridiculous and expensive) and this one is really fun, easy to do, and lets just say it, darn delicious. I am also not the cook in this household, Speed Racer is. I can bake all day long and turn out delicious fatty things, but cooking, I get a little flustered with. With that in mind, I’m looking at this as practice cooking…so I don’t live on Mac and Cheese when Speed Racer is gone, even though I would love to. So we’re just gonna go with it for now, maybe there will be a recipe next week from a different cookbook, who knows. And as always, you can check out her full, mouth water recipes at http://www.thepioneerwoman.com. To the Lasagna!!
I didn’t realize that I have never cooked lasagna before. Everyone’s made lasagna right? No, not me. So I did not realize how long it would take. Really long, that’s the answer, really long. I also didn’t realize how hard it would be to take pictures without Speed Racer around, it was tricky.
I am not a cottage cheese fan, but I do love it in lasagna.
Let the layering begin.
At this point I was starving, 35 minutes in the oven and I was famished. So what did I do? I dug in as soon as it was out of the oven and burned my mouth. Start this lasagna early, or have a snack ready while you wait.