"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Aunt Joan's Lasagna Recipe

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This recipe for Aunt Joan's Lasagna, by , is from At The Roylance's Table, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Reva Clarke
Added: Tuesday, November 13, 2007


1 lb ground beef, cooked, drained & crumbled
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 can Italian tomatoes
1 16 ounce can tomato paste (or use three 6 ounce cans)
1 c water
T sugar
c chopped celery
1 tsp parsley
2 tsp salt
tsp basil
1 bay leaf
1 pack of Taco seasoning (equals c)

Other Ingredients:
1 lb uncooked lasagna noodles
16 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
16 ounces cottage cheese
cup Parmesan cheese

Combine ingredients in large pan on a stove. Heat up good to begin with then cook on low heat for an hour or more. Lay the lasagna noodles in the bottom of a baking pan lightly sprayed on the bottom only; spread cooked sauce, mozzarella, the cottage cheese and the Parmesan over the noodles; add another layer of noodles and layer the remaining sauce and cheeses as before. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. If you put strips of foil around the edges of the pan it will keep the lasagna from getting too crisp. It should set up for about 10 minutes after you take it out of the oven before serving. You can make it ahead of time and freeze it before or after baking. If frozen, you have to allow it to thaw before reheating in the oven until its bubbly hot. I usually use more cottage cheese than it says and make sure the mozzarella is NOT the top layer of cheese so it wont stick to whatever cover you place on it if you want to take it somewhere."

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Can make many pans and freeze to cook later for a large gathering as she and Pam did for the 2007 Schmidt Family Reunion in Seattle.




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